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France's newly appointed Prime minister Manuel Valls (L) speaks with French President Francois Hollande before the first cabinet meeting of his government, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on April 4, 2014.

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Manuel Valls (left), France’s newly appointed prime minister, meets President François Hollande before the first cabinet meeting of his government, at the Élysée Palace in Paris.

France's outgoing Prime minister Jean-Ma...France's outgoing Prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (R) waves as he leaves the Hotel Matignon after the take over ceremony, on April 1, 2014 at in Paris. France's new Prime Minister Manuel Valls faced a delicate balancing act as he set about forming a new government tasked with reviving the economy and reining in public financesAFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURELIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images

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France’s departing prime minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, leaves the Hôtel Matignon after a handover ceremony in Paris. He has been replaced by Manuel Valls, who poses a potential threat to President François Hollande, whose popularity remains low. Read more

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A Bodet worker carries a clock at a plant in Trémentines, western France. Bodet has manufactured clocks since 1868 for churches, stations, sports halls and employs 630 workers in France.

the Eiffel tower in central Paris through a haze of pollution.

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Eiffel Tower in central Paris through a haze of pollution. More than 30 departments in France have been hit by maximum level pollution alerts since Thursday, prompting the ecology minister to say air quality was “an emergency and a priority for the government”.

Rehearsal Ahead Of The Reburial Ceremony Of British World War I Soldiers...LOOS-EN-GOHELLE, FRANCE - MARCH 13:  Members of The 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland  rehearse for a re-burial ceremony amongst World War One headstones in Loos British Cemetery on March 13, 2014 in Loos-en-Gohelle, France. Almost 100 years after they were killed in action in the World War One battle of Loos in 1915, twenty British soldiers will be re-interred in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Loos British Cemetery in Northern France. Private William McAleer, from the 7th Battalion the Royal Scottish Fusiliers, was found with his identity disc, but others found with him remain unidentified and will be buried as soldiers Known unto God.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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Members of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland rehearse for a re-burial ceremony in Loos British Cemetery in Loos-en-Gohelle, France. Twenty British soldiers will be re-interred almost 100 years after they were killed in action during the battle of Loos in 1915 Read more

A horserider gallops on the beach of the...A horserider gallops on the beach of the Blanc-Nez cape, near Sangatte, northern France, on March 7, 2014.   AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images

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A horserider gallops on the beach of the Blanc-Nez cape, near Sangatte, northern France Read more

International Support Group for Lebanon meeting...epa04110924 French President Francois Hollande (2nd L) and French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius (C) speak with US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) as Lebanese President Michel Sleimane (L) looks on, during a family photo after the International Support Group for Lebanon meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, 05 March 2014.  EPA/IAN LANGSDON/POOL MAXPPP OUT

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French President Francois Hollande and French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius speak with US Secretary of State John Kerry as Lebanese President Michel Sleimane looks on, during a family photo after the International Support Group for Lebanon meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, FranceRead more

Dancers parade on February 25, 2014 duri...Dancers parade on February 25, 2014 during the Nice Carnival, southeastern France. The theme of this year's carnival, running from February 14 until March 4, 2014, is the "King of Gastronomy".   AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images

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Dancers parade during the Nice Carnival in southeastern France. The theme of this year’s carnival, running until March 4, is the ‘King of Gastronomy’.

A worker sets up an octopus made with lemons and oranges during the 81st Lemon festival in Menton, southeastern France, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. The theme this year is "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" from the classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. This exhibition involves over more than 300 professionals working on the project and 145 tons of citrus fruits.

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An octopus made out of lemons and oranges at the 81st lemon festival in Menton, southeastern France.

Workers install a float, with a large mannequin figure depicting the King of the Carnival during preparations for the 130th Nice carnival parade, Thursday, Feb. 13 , 2013, in Nice, southeastern France.  The 130th Nice Carnival runs from February 14 until March 4 and will celebrate the theme "King of gastronomy".

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Workers install a large mannequin depicting the King of the Carnival during preparations for the 130th Nice Carnival in southeastern France