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Salafist group calls for boycott of French local elections

 
Via its website, social networks and pamphlets, the organisation Anâ-Muslim (“I am Muslim”) is calling for the boycott of France’s local elections. Our Observer tells us more about who is behind this Salafist group. Read more...
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In images: Floodwaters wreak havoc in southern France

 
Torrential flooding has killed at least two people in the southern French province of Var, one of whom was reportedly swept away by floodwaters in his car. The coastal towns of Hyères and La Londe-les-Maures have been devastated by the downpours, which have been battering the region since Friday. Photos and videos posted on social media websites reveal the full extent of the damage. Read more...
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20 amateur images that have helped make history

 
From the Normandy landings to the Arab Spring, the history of the 20th and 21st century has been caught on camera. There are of course plenty of propaganda videos and journalists’ reports, but key moments in history have also been captured by regular people who happened to be at the right place at the right time. See FRANCE 24's selection of the most striking amateur images in modern history...
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China's little Paris: 'Our Champs Elysées is a very lively place'

With a Champs Elysées, Haussmann-style buildings and an Eiffel Tower standing proudly over the town, Tiandu Cheng is surprisingly … French. Targeting the thousands of Chinese homebuyers with a taste for French architecture, Tiandu Cheng is a miniature Paris. And a small number of inhabitants already call this mock-up home. Read more...

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Video captures police brutality in French suburb

 
An amateur video showing police brutality has shocked France, in a scene that takes place in Joué-lès-Tours, a suburb of Tours. The video, filmed by a resident from his balcony, shows two policemen brutally arresting several people. An officer hits, insults and sprays tear gas at one of the women.  Read more...

Artist takes her ‘plastic family’ on Paris vacation

 
Suzanne Heintz has a model family. Literally. Her husband, Chauncey, and daughter, Mary-Margaret, are mannequins. For over a decade now, the American artist, who is actually single, has taken photos of herself posing with her picture-perfect “family” to poke fun of society’s expectations of what her life should look like. Recently, she took Chauncey and Mary-Margaret on a postcard-perfect trip to Paris. Read more…
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