Marseille

A man wearing a mask burns a flare on October 15, 2013 in Marseille, southern France, as he takes part in a protest called by French workers' unions (UNEF, UNL, CGT, FSU and FO), against the government's plans to reform France's retirement system.

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A man wearing a mask burns a flare on Tuesday in Marseille, southern France, as he takes part in a protest called by French workers’ union, against the government’s plans to reform France’s retirement system.

Nuns of the Monastere de la Consolation in Draguignan cheer as Simon Gerrans of Australia, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, passes during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 228.5 kilometers (142.8 miles) with start in Cagnes-sur-Mer and finish in Marseille, southern France, Wednesday July 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Ciprani)

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Nuns of the Monastere de la Consolation in Draguignan cheer as the yellow jersey rider passes at speed during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race. Cyclists on Wednesday raced over 228.5 km (142.8 miles) from Cagnes-sur-Mer to Marseille in southern France. The worlds biggest bike race ends in Paris on July 21 Read more

The world s largest container ship, sailing under the French flag, the CMA CGM Jules Verne, which can carry 16,000 containers, arrives on June 3, 2013 in the port of Marseille. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the CMA CGM Group, the CMA CGM Jules Verne was deviated from its usual route rotation and made an exceptional call  in Marseille, where she will be inaugurated on June 4 in the presence of French President Francois Hollande. The CMA CGM Jules Verne began its first rotation on 3 May, in Pusan, South Korea.

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The world’s largest container ship, the CMA CGM Jules Verne which is sailing under the French flag, can carry 16,000 containers. It arrived in the port of Marseille on Monday. Read more

Supporters of the Paris Saint Germain soccer club celebrating the French league title win of their team at Trocadero Plaza in Paris, Monday, May 13, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain clinched its first French league title since 1994 by defeating Lyon 1-0 on Sunday. PSG has now an unassailable seven-point lead at the top of the standings. With just two rounds left, second-place Marseille can no longer catch its fierce rival. This is PSG's first title under Qatar Sports Investments, which took control of the club in the summer of 2011 and spent over euro250 million  on transfers to strengthen the squad. The Eiffel Tower in the background. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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Supporters of the Paris Saint Germain football club celebrate the French league title win of their team at Trocadero Plaza in Paris on Monday. Read more