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Conservative French presidential candidate Francois Fillon during a visit to the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin in January. Rainer Jensen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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"Many people don't even want to vote," says farmer Erwan Humbert (right), 44, working in his field in Longpont-sur-Orge. "And they don't want to hear about politics anymore." Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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In A French Town, Voters Try To Make Sense Of An Election Race Like No Other

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Philippe Mora, whose father made life-saving baguettes during WWII, displays his graphic of his father, Georges Mora, and his godfather, Marcel Marceau, making mayonnaise together. Courtesy of NOISE Film PR hide caption

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French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, an independent who started the "En Marche!" (On the Move) movement, is neck and neck with National Front candidate Marine le Pen. Macron is seen here in Paris today. Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A committee of the European Parliament voted to strip French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen of the diplomatic immunity that comes with her role as a member of the EU governing body, over tweets showing graphic violence by members of ISIS. David Vincent/AP hide caption

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French far-right leader Marine Le Pen attends the 2017 Agriculture Fair on Tuesday in Paris. Christophe Ena/AP hide caption

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In A Heated Campaign Season, French Politicians Flock To Paris Farm Fair

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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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