The Hong Kong team, including Pang Yao, Yang Qianyu, Leung Bo Yee and Meng Zhao Juan, competes during the women’s team pursuit qualifying race at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris on Wednesday
A large mannequin depicting the ‘king of the carnival’ is set up during preparations for the 131st carnival parade in Nice, southeast France
Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on his way to the Lille courthouse, France, where he is on trial for aggravated pimping alongside 13 others
Bruno, a 44-year-old homeless man, poses in one of the terminals at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in Roissy in the northeastern suburbs of Paris on Wednesday
Policemen detain a topless Femen activist after she jumped in front of the car carrying former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn upon his arrival for his trial in Lille, northern France, on Tuesday
A man adds the final touches to a giant figure of Mick Jagger during preparations for the 131st Nice carnival parade in the south of France
The Bonhams car and moto auction on Wednesday in Grand Palais in Paris. Bonhams is the largest auction house to hold scheduled sales of classic and vintage motor cars, motorcycles and car memorabilia
A model presents a creation by French designer Julien Fournie as part of his Haute Couture Spring Summer 2015 fashion show in Paris
A model wears a creation by Japanese fashion designer Yusuke Takahashi for Issey Miyake’s men’s fall-winter 2015-16 fashion collection presented in Paris, France
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Traffic is held up as snow ploughs clean the A7 highway near Valence, in southeast France
A suspect in a hostage taking situation raises his arms in the air as he is detained by members of special French RAID forces outside the post offices in Colombes outside Paris.
French soldiers patrol the street in a Jewish neighbourhood near a religious school and a synagogue as part of the highest level of “Vigipirate” security plan after last week’s Islamic attacks in Paris on Wednesday. France deployed 10,000 soldiers on home soil and posts almost 5,000 extra police officers after the killing of 17 people by Islamist militants in Paris last week
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Parisians wait outside a newspaper kiosk to buy the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, France. The magazine publisher has increased its print run of the satirical weekly after newsagents across France sold out of the issue within minutes.
French municipal Police officers react as they attend a national tribute for the three officers killed during last week’s terrorist attacks, in front of Paris Prefecture on Tuesday. The three police officers were killed in terror attacks at the offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and in the streets of Montrouge, outside the French capital
A policeman escorts a child and woman at the hostage situation at Port de Vincennes Paris, France.
Armed police gather near the scene of a hostage situation in Port de Vincennes in Paris, France. According to reports, at least five people were taken hostage in a kosher deli.
Armed security forces fly overhead in a military helicopter in Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris. French forces swarmed this small industrial town on Friday in an operation to capture the two heavily armed suspects of the deadly storming of the satirical newspaper
General Secretary of the Elysee Palace Jean-Pierre Jouyet and the Elysee Palace staff observe a minute of silence for victims of the shooting at the Paris offices of weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, at the Elysee Palace in Paris. France began a day of mourning for the journalists and police officers shot dead on Wednesday morning by black-hooded gunmen using Kalashnikov assault rifles. The slogan reads “I am Charlie”.
People gather at Union Square in reaction to the terrorist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo late on Wednesday in New York City. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, after gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French weekly publication
Armed gunmen face police officers near the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday during an attack on the offices of the newspaper which left eleven dead, including two police officers, according to sources close to the investigation