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PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND - MAY 20:  World War II veterans Denys Hunter, 92 (L) and Joe Cattini, 93, (R) laugh as they are photographed after being award France's highest honour, The Legion D'Honneur, in recognition of their part in the liberation of France at the D-Day Museum on May 20, 2016 in Portsmouth, England. The pals, who were both in the 86th Field Regiment of the Hertfordshire Yeomanry Royal Artillery and landed on Gold Beach on D-Day, were reunited by chance for the first time in 70 years in 2014 when they were both heading off to Normandy for the 70th anniversary of the allied landings. The National Order of the Legion of Honour which was established by Napoleon in 1802, is France's highest decoration and is being awarded to surviving British servicemen as a recognition for their efforts on D-Day in June 1944 that helped lead to the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany in WWII.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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World War II veterans Denys Hunter, 92 (L) and Joe Cattini, 93, (R) laugh as they are photographed after being award France’s highest honour, The Legion D’Honneur, in recognition of their part in the liberation of France at the D-Day Museum in Portsmouth, United Kingdom 

TOPSHOT - French riot police officers stand guard after receiving some paint on their uniform, during a demonstration to protest against the government's labour reform on May 19, 2016 in Bordeaux.  France was disrupted by a third straight day of strikes and demonstrations on May 19 as the prime minister called for protesters who torched a police car to face "harsh" punishment. The labour reforms have sparked two months of protests on France's streets, drawing 68,000 nationwide on Tuesday, police said, while organisers put the turnout at 220,000

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French riot police officers stand guard after receiving some paint on their uniform, during a demonstration to protest against the government’s labour reform today in Bordeaux. France was disrupted by a third straight day of strikes and demonstrations as the prime minister called for protesters who torched a police car to face “harsh” punishment. The labour reforms have sparked two months of protests on France’s streets, drawing 68,000 nationwide on Tuesday, police said, while organisers put the turnout at 220,000.

Cast member Lea Seydoux poses during a photocall for the film "Juste la fin du monde" (It's Only the End of the World) in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 19, 2016.

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Cast member Lea Seydoux poses during a photocall for the film “Juste la fin du monde” (It’s Only the End of the World) directed by Xavier Dolan in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France today.

A police car explodes after being set on fire during an unauthorized counter-demonstration against police violence on May 18, 2016 in Paris

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A police car explodes after being set on fire during an unauthorized counter-demonstration against police violence today in Paris, as Police across France demonstrate today against the “anti-cop hatred” they say they have endured during a wave of anti-government protests since early March

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A youth throws a stick on riot police officers during a protest in Paris. Truckers blocked French highways and workers marched through city streets Tuesday to protest longer working hours, but President Francois Hollande is insisting he won’t abandon the labour reforms that sparked their anger

Cast members Usher Raymond IV and Edgar Ramirez (L) pose during a photocall for the film "Hands of stone" out of competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 16, 2016. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

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Cast members Usher Raymond IV and Edgar Ramirez pose during a photocall for the film “Hands of stone” out of competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France 

Cast members (L-R) Melanie Thierry, Lily-Rose Melody Depp and Soko pose during a photocall for the film "La danseuse" (The Dancer) in competition for the category "Un Certain Regard" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 13, 2016.      REUTERS/Yves Herman

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Cast members (L-R) Melanie Thierry, Lily-Rose Melody Depp and Soko pose during a photocall for the film “La danseuse” in competition for the category “Un Certain Regard” at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France

A woman walks past chairs displayed on a red carpet in the Palace Festival on the eve of the opening ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 10, 2016.

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A woman walks past chairs displayed on a red carpet in the Palace Festival on the eve of the opening ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in France today

A protestor is arrested by riot police during a protest against the proposed changes to France's working week and layoff practices, in Lyon, central France

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A protestor is arrested by riot police during a protest against the proposed changes to France’s working week and layoff practices, in Lyon, central France

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People fly kites during the 30th International Kite Festival in Berck-sur-Mer in northern France 

Anti-riot police officers arrest a man d...Anti-riot police officers arrest a man during clashes within a demonstration of high school students protesting against the government's planned labour reform, on April 5, 2016 in eastern Paris.  The Socialist government is desperate to push through reforms to France's controversial labour laws, billed as a last-gasp attempt to boost the flailing economy before next year's presidential election.  / AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images

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Anti-riot police officers arrest a man during clashes within a demonstration of high school students protesting against the government’s planned labour reform in eastern Paris 

French high school and university students attend a demonstration against the French labour law proposal in Nantes, France, as part of a nationwide labor reform protests and strikes. The slogan reads " We have a leftist party who deserves to be punched".

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French high school and university students attend a demonstration against the French labour law proposal in Nantes, France, as part of a nationwide labour reform protests and strikes. The slogan reads ” We have a leftist party who deserves to be punched”.

Elysee crisis meeting after Brussels blasts...epa05225202 French president Francois Hollande (C) speaks with Prime Minister Manuel Valls (R) and minister of defence Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) after they held a crisis defence meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, 22 March 2016. A crisis meeting took place place following blasts in the departure hall of Zaventem airport and several metro stations in Brussels, Belgium, with media reporting at least a dozen casualties.  EPA/IAN LANGSDON

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French president Francois Hollande speaks with Prime Minister Manuel Valls and minister of defence Jean-Yves Le Drian after they held a crisis defence meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris 

A sea lion catches sardines in the Marineland theme park on the French riviera city of Antibes, southeastern France

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A sea lion eats sardines at the Marineland theme park on the French riviera city of Antibes, southeastern France

French President Francois Hollande, King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands look at a Rembrandt painting during a visit at the Louvre Museum in Paris...French President Francois Hollande (C), King Willem Alexander (2ndR) and Queen Maxima (R) of the Netherlands look at a Rembrandt painting, Portrait of Marten Soolmans, during a visit at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, as part of their State visit to France March 10, 2016.  REUTERS/Etienne Laurent/Pool

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French President Francois Hollande, King Willem Alexander, and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands look at a Rembrandt painting, Portrait of Marten Soolmans, during a visit at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France

Employes, workers and students demonstrate in Marseille, southern France, Wednesday, March, 9, 2016. France's transport unions and youth organizations hold strikes, amid anger over proposed labor law changes that take aim at the 35-hour workweek and make layoffs easier. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

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Employes, workers and students demonstrate in Marseille, southern France. France’s transport unions and youth organisations hold strikes, amid anger over proposed labour law changes

Destruction Of Calais Jungle Camp Begins...CALAIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 29:  Workers and police officers clear part of the 'jungle' migrant camp on February 29, 2016 in Calais, France  The French authorities have begun dismantling part of the migrant encampment in the northern French town of Calais and relocating people to purpose-built accommodation nearby.

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Workers and police officers clear part of the ‘jungle’ migrant camp on in Calais, France. The French authorities have begun dismantling part of the migrant encampment in the northern French town of Calais and relocating people to purpose-built accommodation nearby 

France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls (C)...France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls (C) flanked by French Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll (L) and  French Senate Didier Guillaume (R) laughs at a meeting during his visit the 'Salon de l'Agriculture' (Agriculture Fair), in Paris, on February 29, 2016. AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL MEDINAMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images

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France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls (C) flanked by French Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll (L) and French Senate Didier Guillaume (R) laughs at a meeting during his visit the ‘Salon de l’Agriculture’ in Paris 

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy (C) arrives at the Pole financier (the financial section of Paris court house) in the French capital, to be heard in the investigation of false invoices in the "Bygmalion affair",  a corruption scandal centred on claims that his party paid some of his campaign expenses in 2012 to get around strict spending limits.

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy (C) arrives at the Pole Financier (the financial section of Paris court house) in the French capital, to be heard in the investigation of false invoices in the “Bygmalion affair”, a corruption scandal centred on claims that his party paid some of his campaign expenses in 2012 to get around strict spending limits.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (C), ...French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (C), French Agriculture minister and Government spokesperson Stephane Le Foll (L) and French Economy and Industry minister Emmanuel Macron talk to journalists after a meeting amid a crisis in France's agricultural sector in Paris on February 8, 2016.   French farmers have carried out a string of demonstrations for nearly two weeks against the falling prices of their products, demanding structural measures to strengthen price rates. / AFP / PATRICK KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images

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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (C), French Agriculture minister and Government spokesperson Stephane Le Foll (L) and French Economy and Industry minister Emmanuel Macron talk to journalists after a meeting amid a crisis in France’s agricultural sector in Paris. French farmers have carried out a string of demonstrations for nearly two weeks against the falling prices of their products, demanding structural measures to strengthen price rates.