An actor performs during a March 9 rehearsal of Singin' in the Rain on the stage of the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. American musicals were rarely performed in France in the past, but have been a huge hit in recent years. Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala gestures to the media as he leaves a Paris court house Feb. 4. He was convicted today of condoning terrorism after the attacks in January in Paris, and given a suspended sentence. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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Models wear creations for Masha Ma's fall-winter 2015-2016 ready to wear fashion collection during Paris fashion week, Paris, France, on March 11. Under proposed legislation in France, models would have to get routine checkups. Christophe Ena/AP hide caption

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Belgium's plan to honor the Battle of Waterloo displeased France. In this photo, an enthusiast dressed as a member of the French army stands next to a cannon before the re-enactment of the famous battle. Thierry Roge/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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A helicopter crash in Argentina has killed 10 people, including 3 French athletes: sailor Florence Arthaud, swimmer Camille Muffat, and boxer Alexis Vastine. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rabbi Michel Serfaty and his French Jewish Muslim Friendship Association works with many young people in poor neighborhoods. Pierre Andrieu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Three women, two of them partially veiled, walk past a hijabs shop in Paris. The wearing of the veil has been a serious point of contention in France, with the government banning its use in public schools and the wearing of face-covering garments, including burqas and niqabs, in public. Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ismael Medjdoub grew up in one of Paris' banlieues. He spends up to two hours a day commuting from his home in Tremblay en France to work and to school at the prestigious Sorbonne in Paris. Bilal Qureshi/NPR hide caption

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A drone is displayed Wednesday at Paris store Azur Modelisme. Law enforcement officials in the city are concerned about recent unexplained drone fly-bys of high-security sites, including the Eiffel Tower and the U.S. embassy. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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Ukrainian servicemen stand guard on a street near a burning building after a shelling by pro-Russian rebels of a residential sector in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, last month. Reuters /Landov hide caption

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A woman looks at flowers placed near the headquarters of the magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, on Feb. 7. Islamist extremists stormed the offices of the satirical newspaper, killing 12 people in January. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrives at the courthouse in Lille, France, on Tuesday to testify in a trial involving orgies and an alleged prostitution ring. Michel Spingler/AP hide caption

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French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala arrives for his trial at the courthouse in Paris on Jan. 28. He goes on trial again today on charges of "defending terrorism," following remarks he made on Facebook after the deadly attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Caroline Blumberg /EPA/Landov hide caption

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Hasbro is marking the 80th anniversary of its classic Monopoly game in France by issuing real money in some game sets. Erica Brough/Gainesville Sun/Landov hide caption

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Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn (partially seen in backseat of the car) arrives for the start of a trial in the "Carlton Affair," in Lille, France, on Monday. Pascal Rossignol /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Russian tourists typically flock to the luxury ski resort of Megeve in the French Alps, but the weak ruble has kept them away this year. Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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