Pillars from the Millau Viaduct rise above clouds over the river Tarn in France.
Pillars from the Millau Viaduct, designed by the English architect Lord Norman Foster, rise above the cloud-covered valley of the river Tarn December 9, 2004. The Millau Viaduct with seven slender soaring pillars is the highest bridge in the world at 343 meters, now creates a direct route between Paris and the Mediterranean coast. The bridge will be inaugurated by French President Chirac at a ceremony December 14. REUTERS/Jean-Philippe Arles JPA/JS/AA