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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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French Authorities Pursue Drones Spotted Near Sensitive Sites

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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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After Paris Attacks, Voltaire's 'Tolerance' Is Back In Vogue

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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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Russian Economic Woes Hit France's Ski Slopes

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Cherif Kouachi, one of the brothers responsible for the Charlie Hebdo attacks, spent 20 months in Fleury-Merogis prison just outside Paris, where he crossed paths with a radical imam with ties to Osama bin Laden.This photo shows the men's building in May 2014. Charles Platiau/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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French Prisons Prove To Be Effective Incubators For Islamic Extremism

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French soldiers stand guard in front of the entrance of a synagogue in Lille, northern France, earlier this month. Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Many French Jews, Anti-Semitism Has A Clear Source

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