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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
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) 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 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 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” 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 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
People fly kites during the 30th International Kite Festival in Berck-sur-Mer in northern France
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 labour reform protests and strikes. The slogan reads ” We have a leftist party who deserves to be punched”.
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
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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, Portrait of Marten Soolmans, during a visit at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France
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
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) 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
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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 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.