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Sailors on board Russian Navy frigate Smolny as the ship leaves the STX Les Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard, in Saint-Nazaire, western France. A ship carrying the sailors, who have been training for months on a French-built Mistral helicopter carrier, left the port on Thursday, with it still unclear whether Paris will finally deliver the ship to Moscow.
Copies of the French Civil Code are placed amongst a frieze depicting the “Oath of the Jeu de Paume” (June 20, 1789) on the Republic statue as French lawyers, notaries and bailiffs attend a national protest in Paris against a government reform plan to deregulate their profession.
A flash of lighting lights up the sky above the “Baie des Anges” in Nice, southeastern France
Pope Francis addresses the European Parliament at the institution’s headquarters in Strasbourg. Pope Francis urged European lawmakers to do more to help migrants.
French National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) president Jean-Yves Le Gall, French President Francois Hollande and former French astronaut Claudie Haignere wear 3D glasses during a visit at the Cite des Sciences at La Villette in Paris as they follow the successful landing of the Philae lander on comet 67P.
Gerard Carrodano checks his a net for Anthias fish, popular within the ornamental fish trade, off the coast of La Ciotat, southern France. Carrodano is a fisherman like no other: his fish and shell fish arrive to his customers live.
A farmer wearing a suit of acronyms from the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy takes part in a French farmers protest with the FNSEA (Federation Nationale des Syndicats d’Exploitants Agricoles) and JA (Jeunes Agriculteurs, or Young Farmers union) unions in Le Mans, France, on Wednesday
Alain Le Yaouanc, a 74-year-old French artist, sits on a sofa in the courtyard of his building after he was evicted from his apartment and studio on Friday in Paris
A woman feeds birds on the banks of the Rhone river in Lyon, central-eastern France, on Thursday.
A worker from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cleans leaves off of the caskets of World War I soldiers prior to a re-burial ceremony in Bois-Grenier, France Fifteen British WWI soldiers were re-buried nearly a century after they died in battle. The soldiers, who served with the 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, were discovered in a field nearby in Beaucamps-Ligny in 2009 and identified through a variety of means, including DNA.
French President Francois Hollande is greeted by President of tyre company Michelin, Jean-Dominque Senard and a person dressed in a Michelin-Man costume during an official visit to the Paris Motor Show in Paris on Friday
A model presents a creation by French designer Nicolas Ghesquiere as part of his Spring/Summer 2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Louis Vuitton during Paris Fashion Week
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 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 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 in Normandy, western France.
A man dives into the Mediterranean Sea during a sunny summer day in Nice, southeastern France