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The first batch of Rafale aircrafts prepares to take off from Dassault Aviation Facility, Merignac, in France.

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The crew of the first batch of Rafale aircrafts preparing to take off from Dassault Aviation Facility, Merignac, in France.

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The first batch of Rafale aircrafts prepares to take off from Dassault Aviation Facility, Merignac, in France.

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First batch of five Rafale fighter aircraft fly out from France to India.

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First batch of five Rafale fighter aircraft fly out from France to India.

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First batch of five Rafale fighter aircraft fly out from France to India.

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People sunbathe in Saint Jean de Luz' beach, southwestern France. New French Prime Minister Jean Castex has announced that respiratory masks will be mandatory in France in closed public places as of "next week."

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Hospital workers demonstrate on Bastille Day in Paris. French hospital workers are protesting to demand better pay and more investment in France's public hospital system, which is considered among the world's best but struggled to handle a flux of virus patients after years of cost cuts.

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France's President Emmanuel Macron and French Armies Chief Staff General Francois Lecointre stand in the command car, center, as they review troops before the start of the Bastille Day military parade, in Paris. France are honoring nurses, ambulance drivers, supermarket cashiers and others on its biggest national holiday. Bastille Day's usual grandiose military parade in Paris is being redesigned this year to celebrate heroes of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Fireworks illuminate the Eiffel Tower in Paris during Bastille Day celebrations.

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Soldiers patrol in the business district of La Defense outside Paris. A police operation was under way, the train stations stopped, and the shopping mall "Les Quatre Temps" was being evacuated.

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People queue up prior to visit the Eiffel Tower, in Paris. The Eiffel Tower reopens after the coronavirus pandemic led to the iconic Paris landmark's longest closure since World War II.

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French President Emmanuel Macron, left, welcomes Tunisian President Kais Saied who wears a protective mask for bilateral talks at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Tunisian President Kais Saied is for a two-day visit in France.

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Protesters march against police brutality and racism in Marseille, France at a demonstration organized by supporters of Adama Traore, who died in police custody in 2016 in circumstances that remain unclear despite four years of back-and-forth autopsies.

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Thousands of people demonstrate against police brutality and racism in Paris, France prior to a march organized by supporters of Adama Traore, who died in police custody in 2016 in circumstances that remain unclear despite four years of back-and-forth autopsies.

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Demonstrators gather for a rally against racism in Paris. George Floyd's death in the U.S. has resonated especially loudly in many suburbs, where poverty and minority populations are concentrated in France. Floyd-related protests against police violence and racial injustice have been held around France.

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People stroll along the Seine river banks in Paris as France gradually lifts its Covid-19 lockdown. France's Prime Minister Edouard Phillippe announced that bars, restaurants and parks will reopen with restrictions from June 2.

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People walk near Biarritz beach, southwestern France. Beaches in Biarritz have become partially accessible since the relaxing of lockdown measures put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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Statues wear masks along Trocadero square close to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. France continues to be under an extended stay-at-home order until May 11 in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe presents his plan to exit from the lockdown at the National Assembly in Paris. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has outlined a stringent plan to fight coronavirus in France by automatically testing everyone who's come in contact with someone infected with COVID-19.

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An employee is being instructed on how to use a face mask at the Toyota car factory in Onnaing, northern France. Workers are returning a Toyota factory as the country tries to carefully restart an economy deeply damaged by virus confinement measures. First, the workers are being tested for the virus, given protective equipment and taught how to protect themselves from infection in the workplace. Then some of the plant's 4,500 employees will start back to work later this week.

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A man wears a mask to protect against the spread of the coronavirus as he walks along the Trocadero square close to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. France continues to be under an extended stay-at-home order until May 11 in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Marguerite Mouille, 94, waves goodbye to her visiting daughter at the Kaisesberg nursing home, eastern France. France banned all nursing home visits early in the pandemic, and many residents have been confined to their rooms for weeks, because the coronavirus has been especially dangerous for the elderly. France made an exception to its strict virus confinement measures to allow families to visit relatives in nursing homes since Monday.

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This photo provided by the French Army shows a patient infected with the Covid-19 virus from Paris being transferred into a rescue helicopter in Clermont Ferrand, central France. France has moved hundreds of intensive care patients around the country in an exceptional effort to relieve congested hospitals and stay ahead of the fast-moving virus.

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Corinne Saulpic, who says she is a shaman, uses bells to re-connect with the earth, in Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron urged employees to keep working in supermarkets, production sites and other businesses that need to keep running amid stringent restrictions of movement due to the rapid spreading of the new coronavirus in the country.

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A police officer walks in the empty Trocadero square, in Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron said that for 15 days starting at noon on Tuesday, people will be allowed to leave the place they live only for necessary activities such as shopping for food, going to work or taking a walk.

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Paris' incumbent mayor Anne Hidalgo takes to hydroalcholic gel before voting in the first round of the French municipal elections in Paris. The new virus has shuttered all schools, banished cheek-kissing and upended daily life across France, but President Emmanuel Macron won't let it disrupt democracy, so he's maintaining nationwide elections this weekend.

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A screen announces the closure of the Eiffel Tower after the French government banned all gatherings of over 100 people to limit the spread of the virus COVID-19, in Paris.

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Paris Saint Germain's Neymar celebrates after the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between PSG and Borussia Dortmund in Paris. The match is being played in an empty stadium because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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PSG and Borussia Dortmund players line up prior to their Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match in Paris. The match is being played in an empty stadium because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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A masked worker wipes the pavement of the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

PSG supporters gather outside the Parc des Princes stadium during a Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund in Paris. The match is played behind closed doors without spectators due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Spain's King Felipe VI delivers his speech during a ceremony to honor victims of terror attacks in Europe, at the Trocadero in Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron and King of Spain Felipe VI are paying homage to victims of terrorism in a special ceremony prompted by attacks that hit both their countries and changed Europe's security posture.

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Femen activists hold placards and raise their fist during a protest as part of the celebration of the International Women's Day, in Paris.

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Models wear creations for the Louis Vuitton fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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A model wears a creation for Junko Shimada fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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Models wear a creation for Junko Shimada fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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Designer Junko Shimada accepts applause at the conclusion of the Junko Shimada fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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Models wear creations for Junko Shimada fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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A model wears a creation for Junko Shimada fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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A model wears a creation for the Louis Vuitton fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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Model Gigi Hadid, centre, walks with other models as they wear creations for the Chanel fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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A model wears a creation for Sacai fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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Models wear creations for the Alexander McQueen fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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Model Kaia Gerber wears a creation for the Alexander McQueen fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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A model wears a creation for the Giambattista Valli fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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Model Kaia Gerber, back, wears a creation for the Alexander McQueen fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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Actress Ashley Benson arrives for the Giambattista Valli fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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Actress Shailene Woodley arrives for the Giambattista Valli fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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A model wears a creation for the Givenchy fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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A model wears a creation for the Issey Miyake fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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Model Kaia Gerber wears a creation for the Givenchy fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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A model wears a creation for the Thom Browne fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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Model wear a creations for the Issey Miyake fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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A model wears a creation for the Givenchy fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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Model Irina Shayk wears a creation for the Valentino fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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A model wears a creation for the Valentino fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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People form humans castles as pro independence demonstrators gather during a political rally in Perpignan, southwestern France. Tens of thousands of people who want the Catalonia region to become independent from Spain on Saturday held a major rally across the border, in southeastern France.

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A model wears a creation for the Andrew GN fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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A model wears a creation for the Andrew GN fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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A model wears a creation for the Andrew GN fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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Toufik Ayadi, left, Ladj Ly, center, and Christophe Barral pose with the Best Film with 'Les Miserables' in Paris.

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Anais Demoustier poses after winning the Cesar for best actress for her role in "Alice and the Mayor" in Paris.

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Dan Levy celebrates as he holds the Cesar award for Best Original music with "I lost my body" in Paris. The Cesar awards ceremony for France is the equivalent of the Oscars.

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Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman, meets French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Asia Bibi, a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan, said she is going to request asylum in France.

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Medical staff perform an extraction of a Covid-19 sample at the Mediterranean institute of infection of La Timone hospital in Marseille, southern France.

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A medical worker prepares samples at the Mediterranean institute of infection of La Timone hospital in Marseille, Southern France.. One by one, more and more countries are reporting cases of the new coronavirus. Governments and doctors on the front lines are scrambling for solutions and everyday life around the globe is being disrupted in a manner that's not been seen in recent times.

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Model Karlie Kloss wears a creation for the Off White fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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A model wears a creation for the Rick Owens fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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A model wears a creation for the Rick Owens fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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A model wears a creation for the Rick Owens fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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A model wears a creation for the Off White fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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A model wears a creation for the Off White fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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This photo provided by the Paris Fire Brigade (BSPP) shows rescue workers cleaning the area after a tree crashed on a car in Paris. Powerful winds sent a tree crashing down onto a car near the Eiffel Tower, killing the driver on the spot. The Paris fire brigade said it was among more than 100 storm-related accidents in the Paris region on Thursday, as sudden gusts of wind and rain swept the area.

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Models wear creations for Mugler fashion collection during the Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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Model Bella Hadid wears a creation for Mugler fashion collection during the Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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A model wears a creation for Mugler fashion collection during the Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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A model wears a creation for Mugler fashion collection during the Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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A model wears a creation for Mugler fashion collection during the Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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A model wears a creation for the Lanvin fashion collection during the Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo argues with referee Jesus Gil Manzano of Spain during a round of sixteen, first leg, soccer match between Lyon and Juventus at the at the Lyon Olympic Stadium in Decines, outside Lyon, France.

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Lyon players celebrate their 1-0 win after a round of sixteen, first leg, soccer match between Lyon and Juventus at the at the Lyon Olympic Stadium in Decines, outside Lyon, France.

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Model Kaia Gerber leads other models as they wear creations for the Saint Laurent fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris.

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Models wear creations as part of Anrealage fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 in Paris.

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Asia Bibi a Pakistani Christian woman, center, poses her daughters Eisham, 2nd left, Eisha, left, her husband Ashik, right, and Paris' mayor Anne Hidalgo after she received the diploma as a Citizen of Honor of the city of Paris at the City Hall. Asia Bibi a christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan, said she is going to request asylum in France.

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Imam Hassen Chalghoumi, right, and a group of Imams from Europe pray in front of the Bataclan concert hall during a tribute for victims of the November 2015 Paris attacks in which 130 people were killed, in Paris. Chalghoumi launches the first European Conference of Imams Against Radicalization until Thursday Feb 20.

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A light show illuminates the Eiffel Tower to mark Valentine's Day, in Paris. Valentine's Day is observed on February 14 each year as a special day to celebrate love and romance.

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PSG's Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the League One soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Lyon at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris.

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French lab scientists in hazmat gear inserting liquid in test tube manipulate potentially infected patient samples at Pasteur Institute in Paris.

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View of a lab in the vaccine innovation department at Pasteur Institute in Paris. Scientists at the Pasteur Institute developed and shared a quick test for the new virus that is spreading worldwide, and are using genetic information about the coronavirus to develop a potential vaccine and treatments.

AP Photo/Francois Mori

CGT union members raise flares during a demonstration in Marseille, southern France. Protesters marched in Paris and across the country against French President Emmanuel Macron's plans to overhaul the pension system.

AP Photo/Daniel Cole

Actress Renee Zellweger poses during a photocall for the premiere of the film 'Judy', in Paris.

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In this photo, a worker wearing a protective suit checks the luggage of an evacuee from Wuhan, China, after their evacuation flight landed at an airport in Marseilles, France. China sent medical workers and equipment to its just-completed, 1,000-bed hospital for treating victims of a new virus that has caused 362 deaths and more than 17,300 infections at home and abroad.

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French passengers leave in buses a military air base, in Istres, southern France after arriving by plane from the virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan. A planeload of French citizens from the virus-hit city of Wuhan has landed in southern France and its passengers are being taken to a Mediterranean vacation resort for 14 days of quarantine.

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PSG's Leandro Paredes scores his sides first goal during the French Cup soccer match at the Stade du Hameau in Pau, southwestern France.

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French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis shake hands during a joint press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

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Firefighters march during a demonstration in Paris. Participants want a raise in risk pay from 19% to 25% to fulfil their missions which they say reductions in personnel have made increasingly difficult.

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Firefighters gather for a demonstration in Paris. Participants want a raise in risk pay from 19% to 25% to fulfil their missions which they say reductions in personnel have made increasingly difficult. They say attacks against them are also on the rise.

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PSG's Neymar controls the ball during the French League One soccer match between Lille and PSG at the Lille Metropole stadium, in Villeneuve d'Ascq, northern France.

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PSG's Kylian Mbappe, center, kicks the ball during the French League One soccer match between Lille and PSG at the Lille Metropole stadium, in Villeneuve d'Ascq, northern France.

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