Copies of the French Civil Code are placed amongst a frieze depicting the “Oath of the Jeu de Paume” (June 20, 1789) on the Republic statue as French lawyers, notaries and bailiffs attend a national protest in Paris against a government reform plan to deregulate their profession.
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Alain Le Yaouanc, a 74-year-old French artist, sits on a sofa in the courtyard of his building after he was evicted from his apartment and studio on Friday in Paris
A visitor looks through the clock of the Orsay museum, overlooking Paris. Since 1977 the Orsay museum is housed in a former Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900.
French President Francois Hollande is greeted by President of tyre company Michelin, Jean-Dominque Senard and a person dressed in a Michelin-Man costume during an official visit to the Paris Motor Show in Paris on Friday
A model presents a creation by French designer Nicolas Ghesquiere as part of his Spring/Summer 2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Louis Vuitton during Paris Fashion Week
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.