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Emmanuel Macron has a photo taken with fans in the southern town of Carpentras, where he campaigned earlier this month. Macron has bucked the two-party system to run as an independent. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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Political Outsider Emmanuel Macron Campaigns To 'Make France Daring Again'

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A limestone slab engraved with an image of an aurochs, or extinct wild cow, discovered at Abri Blanchard in 2012. Ph. Jugie/Musée National de Préhistoire hide caption

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Could this dapper gentleman be Marcel Proust? If it is, as a Canadian professor believes, it would mark the first time the great French author was found in film footage. Le Point/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Tareq Oubrou, an imam in Bordeaux, delivers a sermon in French and Arabic at the city's grand mosque. Most imams in France speak only in Arabic. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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In France, Some Muslims Seek To 'Adapt' Islam To Secular Culture

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French farmer Cedric Herrou arrives at a court in Nice on Friday for his trial for illegally assisting migrants. Herrou, who helped African migrants to enter the country from Italy, was given a suspended fine of 3,000 euros, about $3,000. Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At Risk Of Arrest, Villagers Aid Migrants Crossing French-Italian Border

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a concession speech after he was knocked out in first-round presidential primary voting in November 2016. He is accused of violating France's campaign finance laws. Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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French presidential candidate Francois Fillon paid his wife, Penelope, about $900,000 of taxpayer money over a 15-year period, according to the satirical newspaper Le Canard Enchaine. Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Far-right leader and candidate in next spring's French presidential elections, Marine Le Pen, acknowledges applause at a meeting of European nationalists in Koblenz, Germany, last weekend. Michael Probst/AP hide caption

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France's Far-Right Candidate For President Is A Contender

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Marie-Antoine Carême began his hardscrabble life in Paris during the French Revolution, but eventually his penchant for design and his baking talent brought him fame and fortune. Wikipedia hide caption

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The new law was prompted by concerns over the intrusion of work into private lives. Carlina Teteris/Getty Images hide caption

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For French Law On Right To 'Disconnect,' Much Support — And A Few Doubts

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The French government has bulit an exact replica of the prehistoric paintings in Lascaux, next to the originals. This photo was taken in the replicated cave. The originals were painted some 20,000 years ago, but are closed to the public to protect the artwork. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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Next To The Original, France Replicates Prehistoric Cave Paintings

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Frenchman Jean Yves Boyer buys a copy of the French weekly Le Canard Enchainé, which marks its 100th anniversary this year. It sells 400,000 copies a week and is profitable, though it has no advertising and just a bare-bones webpage. Courtesy of Rebecca Rosman hide caption

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