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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.

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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.

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A flash of lighting lights up the sky above the “Baie des Anges” in Nice, southeastern France

Pope Francis addresses the European Parl...Pope Francis addresses the European Parliament at the institution's headquarters in Strasbourg, November 25, 2014. Pope Francis urged European lawmakers to do more to help migrants and not to allow the Mediterranean to become a "vast cemetery.

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Pope Francis addresses the European Parliament at the institution’s headquarters in Strasbourg. Pope Francis urged European lawmakers to do more to help migrants.

rench National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) president Jean-Yves Le Gall (L), French President Francois Hollande (C) 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/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko. REUTERS/Jacques Brinon/Pool    REUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.

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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. 

TO GO WITH AFP STORY HUGUES JEANNEAUD (F...TO GO WITH AFP STORY HUGUES JEANNEAUD (FILES)-- A file photo taken on October 4, 2014 shows Gerard Carrodano checking 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.  AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVATBORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images

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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 reading acronyms of the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union takes part in a protest of French farmers of the FNSEA (Federation Nationale des Syndicats d'Exploitants Agricoles) and JA (Jeunes Agriculteurs, or Young Farmers union) unions in Le Mans , western France, on November 5, 2014. France is facing widespread farmer strikes across the country on November 5, protesting their increasing constraints and charges, the collapsing prices of cereals, milk and vegetables, caused in part by the sanctions on Russia, as well as rising fertiliser prices.

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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 in Paris...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 October 24, 2014 in Paris. Le Yaouanc, whose works have been shown with some of the important names in 20th century art, Miro, Max Ernst, Picasso and Giacometti, was evicted as his unpaid debts increased.

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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 October 23, 2014.

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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.

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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.

A visitor looks through the clock of the Orsay museum, overlooking Paris, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.  Since 1977 the Orsay museum is housed in a former Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900.  (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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A visitor looks through the clock of the Orsay museum, overlooking Paris. Since 1977 the Orsay museum is housed in a former Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. 

French President Francois Hollande (L) is greeted by President of tire company Michelin, Jean-Dominque Senard (C) and a person dressed in a Michelin-Man costume during an official visit to the Paris Motor Show in Paris on October 03, 2014. The Paris Motor Show, which takes place every two years, runs from October 4 to 19, 2014 with international car makers presenting their latest models and studies.

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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 in Paris...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 October 1, 2014.

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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, 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 France

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

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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