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Retired American photographer Tom Haley, 66, portrays Santa during a pageant in Normandy. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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How An American Became Santa In A Little Town In France

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High school students use smartphones and laptops at a vocational school in Bischwiller, France, in September. The country's education minister said he will tighten the ban on phones for elementary and secondary school students, except for educational purposes and emergencies. Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Johnny Hallyday waves to his fans during his album launch celebration in Paris in 2011. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images hide caption

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Merci, Johnny: Remembering Rocker Johnny Hallyday, Beloved By France

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French pop star Johnny Hallyday on stage at Paris' Palais Des Sports stadium in 1969. Reg Lancaster/Getty Images hide caption

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France Mourns Its Favorite Rock Star, Johnny Hallyday

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French singer Johnny Hallyday smiles as he receives the best album award next to French TV host Virginie Guilhaume at the 31st Victoires de la Musique, the annual French music awards ceremony, last year at the Zenith concert hall in Paris. Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The ruined castle of La Mothe-Chandeniers in central western France. The crowdfunding site Dartagnans organized an effort to buy the chateau for 500,000 euros. Guillaume Souvant/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A woman reads a sign that says, "Due to a shortage of the raw material to make butter, we are not able to supply and sell you this product," attached to an empty refrigerated supermarket shelf in western France. Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sacré Beurre: France Faces A Butter Shortage

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An organic market on Boulevard des Batignolles in Paris. Patrick Escudero/Getty Images/Hemis.fr RM hide caption

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'A Taste Of Paris': How The City Of Light Became The City Of Food

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On Monday, French activists demonstrated against French-Polish director Roman Polanski, accused of a string of sexual assaults, prior to a screening in Paris. NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Instead of #MeToo, French Women Say 'Out Your Pig'

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In his Tuesday speech at the Sorbonne in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron called Europe "our history, identity, our horizon and what protects us and gives us our future." Ludovic Marin/AP hide caption

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Acclaimed chef Sebastien Bras stands in the kitchen of his three-star restaurant Le Suquet, in Laguiole, France, on Thursday. This week he asked not to be included in the 2018 Michelin Guide. Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brexit Leaves French Fishermen On The Hook

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