A cleaning truck perched on top of an access hatch at the Louvre Museum.

A cleaning truck dangling from an access hatch at the Louvre Museum. The access hatches, through which works of art are moved in and out of the basement of the musée du Louvre, were raised one day in July 2006, without anyone checking to see if anything was parked on top of them; it turns out there was this cleaning truck on top of one of the access hatches. The firemen emptied the fuel tanks and removed the batteries, then waited for hours before a crane truck came along to pick up the cleaning truck and gingerly move it elsewhere.

Photographs of the Louvre Museum.