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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 in Paris...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 October 1, 2014.

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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 parade on the Champs Elysees in Paris, July 14, 2014. The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

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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, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

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A model wears a creation as part of the Jean-Paul Gaultier Fall Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture fashion collection, presented in Paris,

A protester wearing a gas mask holds a smartphone and gestures

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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, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. French Government named JR to decorate with portraits the dome of Paris' Pantheon, that is the final resting place for 72 of France's renowned men, and just one woman, as the monument is undergoing a 2 year renovation.

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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 the Mud Day run in Beynes, west of Paris, Thursday, May 8, 2014. 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.

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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 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. 

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”.

A model wears a creation for Damir Doma's ready to wear fall/winter 2014-2015 fashion collection presented in Paris.

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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...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 January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: FASHION)

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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

A model wears a creation for Stephane Rolland's Spring-Summer 2014 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, Tuesday, Jan.21, 2014.

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A model wears a creation for Stephane Rolland’s Spring-Summer 2014 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris

A model displays a creation by designer Marco Zanini as part of the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show in Paris, January 20, 2014.

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A model displays a creation by designer Marco Zanini as part of the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show in Paris.

A railway passenger walks along an empty platform during an SNCF French national railways strike at Gare de Lyon train station in Paris, France, 12 December 2013. French labor unions called for a national strike that runs until 13 December, 8 am.

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A man walks along an empty platform at Gare de Lyon in Paris, France, during an SNCF national railways strike that ends Friday morning

The restored statue archange Saint Michel (Saint Michael Archangel) is lifted up next to the spire of the Sainte-Chapelle (Holy Chapel) in Paris November 14, 2013. The reinstallation of the statue is part of the restoration of  the Chapel, located within the Palais de Justice complex on the Ile de la Cite in Paris, which has started in 2008 and will finish at the end of 2014.

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A restored statue of the archangel Saint Michael is raised at the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris. Work on the chapel, within the Palais de Justice on the Ile de la Cite, started in 2008 and will finish in 2014.

A visitor looks at "2 Seated on the Wall with Big Chairs" art works by artist Juan Munoz during the International Contemporary Art Fair at the Grand Palais in Paris...A visitor looks at "2 Seated on the Wall with Big Chairs" art works by artist Juan Munoz during the International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) at the Grand Palais in Paris October 23, 2013. The International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) will run from October 24 to 27 in the French capital. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS)

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A visitor stands in front of ’2 seated on the wall with big chairs’, 2000, by Juan Muñoz during the International Contemporary Art Fair at the Grand Palais in Paris. The fair runs from October 24-27. 

French Interior Minister Manuel Valls speaks to the press as he leaves the Elysee Palace in Paris, on October 23, 2013, after the weekly cabinet meeting.      AFP PHOTO MARTIN BUREAUMARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images

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French interior minister Manuel Valls speaks to the press as he leaves the Elysée Palace in Paris after the weekly cabinet meeting. 

Models present creations as part of Chanel's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collection, presented Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in Paris.

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Models show off outfits from Chanel’s ready-to-wear spring/summer 2014 fashion collection, presented on Tuesday in Paris.

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Models wear creations for Belgian fashion house Dries van Noten’s ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collection, presented in Paris, on Wednesday.

A Republican guard stands to attention outside the Elysee Palace in Paris, France.

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A Republican Guard stands to attention outside the Elysée Palace in Paris, France.

Tourists check city maps while sitting on a bench in the gardens at the Place des Vosges square, with landmark architecture of building that date from the seventeenth century, in Paris, August 14, 2013.

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Tourists check their maps in the Place des Vosges square, in Paris