Photos | Remembering Princess Diana

Photos | Remembering Princess Diana

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A man stands near the flame of the statue of Liberty, a replica of the US Statue of Liberty, on the Pont de l'Alma in Paris, on August 30, 2009, to lay a picture in memory of Britain's Princess Diana (pictured at left) who died in a car crash in a nearby tunnel on August 31, 1997. An inquest last year returned a verdict of unlawful killing, blaming the chauffeur's driving and pursuing paparazzi photographers. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on September 2, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Updated Sunday, Sep 2 at 9:10 AM

PARIS -- Admirers from around the world are paying tribute to Princess Diana at the Paris tunnel where she was killed in a car crash 15 years ago.

Tourists prayed in front of the Flame of Liberty monument to Diana above the site. Flowers, photos and messages were piled around.

British visitor Patricia Williams said Friday that Diana "became an icon. She was a very beautiful woman and things have passed on now. But Charles is now happy and I hope her sons have come to terms with it."

Princess Diana and her partner Dodi Al Fayed died when the Mercedes they were in plowed into a pillar in the Alma Tunnel on Aug. 31, 1997. French police said driver Henri Paul, who also died, had been drinking heavily and was speeding.

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