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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.

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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

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 

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.

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy leaves his residence in Paris...Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy (R) leaves his residence in Paris, July 2, 2014. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation on Wednesday on suspicions he tried to use his influence to thwart an investigation of his 2007 election campaign, the prosecutor's office said.   REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)    ATTENTION EDITORS FRENCH LAW REQUIRES THAT CAR REGISTRATION PLATES ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN FRANCE

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy leaves his residence in Paris. Mr Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation on Wednesday on suspicions he tried to use his influence to thwart an investigation of his 2007 election campaign, the prosecutor’s office said

Greenpeace activists climb on cranes

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Greenpeace activists climb on cranes to stop the UK-registered Safmarine Sahara cargo ship from docking after they wrote on its hull “illegal timber”, at the Port de la Pallice in La Rochelle, western France on Monday

A protester wearing a gas mask holds a smartphone and gestures

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A protester wearing a gas mask holds a smartphone and gestures during a demonstration by striking employees of the French state rail company SNCF near the transport ministry in Paris

A descendant of Comanche indian soldiers prays on Utah Beach on June 9, 2014 in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, northwestern France. 14 Comanche code talkers landed on June 6,1944 in Utah Beach with the 4th US infantry division. They used the Comanche language to transmit messages that could not be understood by the German occupiers.

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A descendant of Comanche Indian soldiers prays on Utah Beach on Monday in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, northwestern France. Fourteen Comanche code talkers landed there on June 6, 1944, with the 4th US infantry division.

70th anniversary of D-Day campaign

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D-Day veteran 88-year-old Victor Walker, formerly of HMS Versatile, arrives at Bayeux Cathedral for a commemorative service to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings during the second world war

Former member of Captain Philippe Kieffer's Free French commando, 91 year old Leon Gautier, attends a commando ceremony in Colleville-Montgomery, Normandy. Gautier landed on the beach of Ouistreham with Kieffer's special forces on D-Day, 6 June 1944.

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Former member of Captain Philippe Kieffer’s Free French commando, 91-year-old Leon Gautier, attends a commando ceremony in Colleville-Montgomery, Normandy, France. Mr Gautier landed on the beach of Ouistreham with Kieffer’s special forces on D-Day, June 6, 1944. This week marks the 70th anniversary of that event.