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.
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Waves break against the Boulogne-sur-mer harbour pier, France
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Rescue workers control the cable on the 164-meter (538-foot) cargo ship”Modern Express”as it is towed while it drifted off the coast of France. Rescuers have begun towing a cargo ship that had been adrift for five days in southwest France
Anti-riot policemen stand next to a fire during a taxi drivers demonstration against the VTC (transport vehicle with chauffeur) on Tuesday at porte Maillot in Paris
A model wears a creation for Schiaparelli’s Spring-Summer 2016 Haute Couture fashion collection, presented in Paris, France
A man walks in a makeshift camp known as “the jungle” in Calais. The residents of the camp in the northern French port of Calais are in a desperate race to save their makeshift homes from the bulldozers. Local authorities warned them earlier this week that they had just a few days to clear hundreds of shanties made from wooden planks and tarpaulin from the edge of the road that borders the camp.
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Armed French police patrol near the Boulevard de Barbes in the north of Paris on Thursday in Paris, France. French police have shot dead a man as he attempted to gain access to a Paris police station whilst brandishing a knife. The incident comes on the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks
Workers remove fish from inside a lock on the canal Saint Martin in Paris on Tuesday before a drainage and cleaning operation