France’s national colours trail above the Arc de Triomphe during the traditional Bastille Day fly-past and parade along the Champs Elysées in Paris. This year it has extra significance as the country marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the first world war
A model wears a creation as part of the Jean-Paul Gaultier Fall Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture fashion collection, presented in Paris,
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A protester wearing a gas mask holds a smartphone and gestures during a demonstration by striking employees of the French state rail company SNCF near the transport ministry in Paris
Giant portraits by French street artist and photographer JR are pictured during the presentation of his creation at the Pantheon in Paris on Tuesday
A participant in the Mud Day event throws a bucket of mud at a friend during run in Beynes, west of Paris on Thursday. Thousands of runners seeking a challenge competed in a circuit of approximately 13 kilometers (8 miles) with over 20 obstacles, most of them set in mud.
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 He has been replaced by Manuel Valls, who poses a potential threat to President François Hollande, whose popularity remains low.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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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”.
A model wears a creation for Damir Doma’s ready-to-wear fall/winter 2014-2015 fashion collection presented in Paris.
A model presents a creation by designers Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo for their fashion house Ralph & Russo, as part of their Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show in Paris. Read more
A model wears a creation for Stephane Rolland’s Spring-Summer 2014 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris. Read more