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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. 

Waves break against the Boulogne-sur-mer harbour pier

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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

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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,

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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...A man walks in a makeshift camp known as "the jungle", on January 18, 2016 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.  / AFP / PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images

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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. 

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. It is believed that the man was wearing a fake suicide vest and bomb disposal experts were brought in to investigate. The incident comes on the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks

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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 January 5, 2016 before a drainage and cleaning operation

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Workers remove fish from inside a lock on the canal Saint Martin in Paris on Tuesday before a drainage and cleaning operation

People prepare to swim in the Mediterranean Sea on the French Riviera city of Nice, southeastern France on December 18, 2015.

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People prepare to swim in the Mediterranean Sea on the French Riviera city of Nice, southeastern France on Friday

Participants hold a long red sheet during a demonstration within the COP21 to ask leaders to fight climate change during the COP21 World Climate Change Conference 2015 in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, on Friday. The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) is held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December aimed at reaching an international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions and curtail climate change.

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Participants hold a long red sheet during a demonstration within the COP21 to ask leaders to fight climate change during the COP21 World Climate Change Conference 2015 in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, on Friday