Cannondale-Garmin rider Andrew Talansky of the U.S., AG2R La Mondiale riders Romain Bardet of France and Jan Bakelants of Belgium cycle during the 186.5-km (115.88 miles) 18th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Gap to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne in the French Alps mountains, France
Peter Sagan of Slovakia, wearing the best sprinter’s green jersey, rides in the pack during the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 161km (100 miles) with the start in Digne-les-Bains and finish in Pra Loup, France, on Wednesday
A French farmer pushes tyres onto fire with his tractor to block the A1 Lille-Paris highway early in the morning in Seclin, northern France, on Wednesday. The French President on Tuesday promised measures to help livestock and dairy farmers who have been protesting for weeks over what they say is a squeeze on their profits by retailers and food processors.
Smoke billows into the sky from one of two fires that started overnight on a petrochemical facility owned by American firm LyondellBasell at the refineries around the Etang de Berre, near Marseille, southern France, France, on Tuesday
Alphajets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France in the formation of a Croix de Lorraine cross and releasing trails of red, white and blue smoke, colors of French national flag, fly over the Pyramid of the Louvre Museum during the traditional Bastille day military parade in Paris, France
The pack of riders make its way past Didi Senft, a cycling enthusiast better known as ‘El Diablo’ (The Devil), during the 190.5-km (118.4 miles) 7th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Livarot to Fougeres, France on Friday
Eritrea’s Daniel Teklehaimanot passes over a bridge as he rides in the breakaway group of three riders in Dieppe during the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 191.5 kilometers (119 miles) with start in Abbeville and finish in Le Havre, France, Thursday
A young boy walks between fountains, in Nice, southeastern France, Tuesday. Temperatures in the area rose to 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit)
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Migrants continue to try and board lorries bound for the United Kingdom in Calais, France. Many migrants are camped in Calais on the side of the motorways as they attempt to board trucks stuck in slow moving traffic in the hope of making it into the UK
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Migrants are seen in a make shift camp known as the ‘New Jungle’ on Thursday in Calais, France. Many migrants are camped in Calais on the side of the motorways as they attempt to board trucks stuck in slow moving traffic in the hope of making it into the UK
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French Search and Intervention Brigades (BRI – Brigade de recherche et d’intervention) policemen officers take part in a training exercice at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France in Paris.
Visitors to the Paris Air Show are reflected in the helmet visor worn by the French Lieutenant Romain of the 1st Combat Helicopter Regiment.
A migrant asleep outside Milan railway station. The European Commission is proposing that member states share asylum seekers across countries – a demand made by Italy.
The French Patrol performs over Le Bourget on Monday during the opening of the International Paris Airshow
Veterans from the Norfolk and District branch of the Normandy Veterans Association (from the left) Len Fox, Peter Hemp, Neville Howell and David Woodrow stand on Sword beach in Normandy, France. Dozens of British veterans made a cross-Channel pilgrimage to Normandy to honour the legacy of comrades killed in the D-Day landings 71 years ago.
Dunkirk veteran Garth Wright (95) with Royal Navy Wren Lauren Parsons on board the Little Ship the Princess Freda as the Little Ships arrive in Dunkirk, France, to mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Dynamo
Director Emmanuelle Bercot poses during a photocall for the film “La tete haute” out of competition before the opening of the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France on Wednesday
Electricians work on the Eiffel Tower’s lightbulbs in Paris on Tuesday. The tower’s 10 000 lights are changed every four years
Alain Robert, also known as the French Spiderman, climbs the Montparnasse tower a 210-metre (689 ft) office skyscraper located in the Montparnasse area of Paris, France on Tuesday. Robert decided to climb in solidarity with the victims of the Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal.
People relax in the sun in the gardens of the Palais Royal in Paris on Wednesday