A member of the Bayonne ham authority, La Confrerie du Jambon de Bayonne, with a ham on the first day of the 2014 Bayonne ham fair in southern France. Gaizka Iroz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Like Ham? There's A Festival For That In French Basque Country

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The Paris Sephora store, seen here on a night last fall night on the Champs-Elysees, must close at 9 p.m., a high court has ruled. The cosmetics chain had required workers to keep the store open until midnight. Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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David Potier, head of commercial relations with France's state rail company, promotes the English classes and Canadian Afton Piercy is one of the teachers. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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Dans Le Train, French Spend Their Commute Learning English

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Police were checking cars throughout Paris on Monday, including near the Arc de Triomphe, as the city tried to cut air pollution by instituting odd-even driving restrictions. Philippe Wojazer /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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This electron microscope image provided by researchers shows a section of a Pithovirus particle, dark outline, inside an infected Acanthamoeba castellanii cell. Julia Bartoli, Chantal Abergel/AP hide caption

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Francois Hollande on a scooter in Paris in 2011, before he was elected president. A French magazine reported last week he was traveling incognito on a motorcycle to visit a girlfriend. He has not denied the report, but expressed "total indignation" that it was published. Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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