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Flight test engineers celebrate as the new Airbus A320neo aircraft lands for its first flight from the airport of Toulouse-Blagnac, southern France, 25 September 2014.  The roll-out of the first A320neo - according to Airbus - marks another stage in the development of the Airbus aircraft family. The A320neo, which stands for 'new engine option', is a modernized version of the A320 featuring and optimized wingline with so-called 'sharklets' and modified engine hoisting that should bring a 15 percent lesser fuel consumption. Besides the A320neo there a also plans to build the smaller A319 and the bigger A321 as neo-version.

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Flight test engineers celebrate as the new Airbus A320neo aircraft lands for its first flight from the airport of Toulouse-Blagnac, southern France on Thursday

"Unconditional Surrender," an 8-meter (25-foot) cast-bronze sculpture in color of a sailor and a nurse in lip-locked embrace, is seen outside the Caen Memorial in Normandy, France, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. The sculpture by Seward Johnson is based on a U.S. Navy photographer s black-and-white snapshot taken on Aug. 15, 1945, according to the Sculpture Foundation, a U.S.-based nonprofit that owns the work. It also resembles a famous photograph taken by Life magazine Alfred Eisenstaedt on that day. The sculpture is to spend a year outside the Caen Memorial, a museum focusing on World War II.

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“Unconditional Surrender,” an 8-meter (25-foot) cast-bronze sculpture in colour of a sailor and a nurse in lip-locked embrace, is seen outside the Caen Memorial in Normandy, France on Wednesday

Angry farmers dump cauliflowers in front of the prefecture building of Saint-Brieuc, northwestern France, as riot policemen onwatch, on September 24, 2014, as part of a protest against falling prices and revenues, as the vegetable sector is being hit by a drop in prices, and by a Russian embargo on Western products due to the crisis in Ukraine.  AFP PHOTO / FRED TANNEAU

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Angry farmers dump cauliflowers in front of the prefecture building of Saint-Brieuc, northwestern France, as riot police look on. The farmers are protesting against falling prices and revenues, as the vegetable sector is being hit by price drops, and by a Russian embargo on western products.

Competitors compete on the beach during the Endurance Competition at the World Equestrian Games at Dragey...Competitors compete on the beach during the Endurance Competition at the World Equestrian Games at Dragey in Normandy, western France, August 28, 2014.  REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: SPORT EQUESTRIANISM ANIMALS)

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Competitors compete on the beach during the Endurance Competition at the World Equestrian Games at Dragey in Normandy, western FranceRead more

A man dives dive into the Mediterranean Sea during a sunny summer day in Nice, southeastern France, July 28, 2014.

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A man dives into the Mediterranean Sea during a sunny summer day in Nice, southeastern France

A parachute glides down the Brevent mountain giving a view of the Mont-Blanc mountain, in the French Alps.

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A parachute glides down between the Brevent mountain and Mont-Blanc mountain range in the French Alps on Wednesday

France's national colours trail above the Arc de Triomphe during the traditional Bastille Day parade on the Champs Elysees in Paris, July 14, 2014. The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

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France’s national colours trail above the Arc de Triomphe during the traditional Bastille Day fly-past and parade along the Champs Elysées in Paris. This year it has extra significance as the country marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the first world war

Cycling Tour de France

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The peloton passes a field of sunflowers during the seventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race. The 234.5 km stage started in Epernay and finished in Nancy, France Read more

A model wears a creation as part of the Jean-Paul Gaultier Fall Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture fashion collection, presented in Paris, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

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A model wears a creation as part of the Jean-Paul Gaultier Fall Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture fashion collection, presented in Paris,

Cycling Tour de France

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Rain clouds spell trouble for the riders as the peloton heads towards Lille during the Tour de France. The riders set out from Le Touquet for the 163 km fourth stage of the three-week race.