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French president Emmanuel Macron takes part in a meeting in Évry-Courcouronnes on Feb. 4. Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Macron's 'Great National Debate' Help Defuse France's Yellow Vest Unrest?

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Protesters take part in an antigovernment yellow vest demonstration in front of the Hôtel National des Invalides in Paris early in January. Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Migrants walk toward a snow-covered pass to cross the border from Italy to France, in January 2018 near Bardonecchia, Italian Alps. Piero Cruciatti/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rejected By Italy, Thousands Of Migrants From Africa Risk The Alps To Reach France

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Despite Concessions, Macron's Struggles With Yellow Vest Movement Deepen

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Police officers stand near the place where Cherif Chekatt, the alleged gunman who had been a fugitive since allegedly killing three people at a popular Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, was shot dead by police on Thursday. Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A French soldier stands guard at the Christmas market in Strasbourg, in front of the city's cathedral, as police conduct a search for a man suspected of opening fire on a crowd the night before. Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a special address to the nation on Monday, his first public comments after four weeks of nationwide "yellow vest" (gilet jaune) protests. Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Yellow vest protesters face off against police in Paris on Saturday. Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After More 'Yellow Vest' Protests, France's President Macron To Address Nation

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The French government is suspending a planned fuel tax hike, after "yellow vest" demonstrators took to the streets for months of protests. On a motorway near Aix-en-Provence, France, on Tuesday, demonstrators set up a barrier. Claude Paris/AP hide caption

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France Freezes Fuel Tax Hike In Face Of Yellow Vest Protests

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A "Yellow Vest" protester waves a French flag in Villefranche-sur-Saone on Saturday, during a demonstration against high fuel prices. Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A gap now exists where two buildings collapsed on Monday morning in Marseille, France. A third building was damaged and also torn down. Emin Akyel/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A firefighter helps a youngster reach safety in a flooded street during a rescue operation following heavy rains that saw rivers bursting their banks in Trèbes, near Carcassonne, in southern France. Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The champagne grape harvest in northeastern France, like this one near Mailly-Champagne, started early this year due to lack of rain. Francois Nascimbeni/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Champagne Makers Bubble Over A Bumper Crop Caused By European Drought

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Nicolas Hulot, the French environmental minister, departs a weekly Cabinet meeting in Paris in February. "I don't want to give the illusion that my presence in government means we're answering these issues properly," Hulot said in resigning Tuesday. Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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