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People demonstrate in Le Havre, in northwestern France, on Thursday. A series of protests and strikes have been held over the past few months, to oppose a government plan to change France's labor law. Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Green MP Isabelle Attard delivers a speech during a rally against the sexual harassment of women in front of the National Assembly in Paris on May 11. Attard and seven other women accused a deputy parliamentary speaker, Denis Baupin, of sexually harassing them over a number of years. Prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation into the claims. Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Public Reaction Signals Improvement In How French Culture Views Workplace Sexual Harassment

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Stephane Schubhan, one of six men hospitalized after the clinical trial, still suffers from neurological damage. Jean-Francois Monier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Some women in France say they feel conflicted by a growing presence of Islamic fashion, including the "burkini," a full-body swimsuit. These two are marketed by Marks & Spencer. Courtesy of Marks and Spencer hide caption

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'Islamic Fashion' Causes A Stir In France

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Protesters hold signs reading, "Prostitutes are angry. Don't touch our clients," during a protest Wednesday in Paris against legislation combating prostitution and sex trafficking. Thibault Camus/AP hide caption

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Police detain a group of people at the Place de la Bourse in Brussels, Belgium, Saturday. Authorities had banned all marches in Brussels after a far-right group announced its plans to hold an anti-Muslim rally in the city. Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP hide caption

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Law enforcement descended on Argenteuil, northwest of Paris, where a suspect allegedly was planning a major terrorist attack on France. He was arrested Thursday. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People walk past wooden cabins in France's first international-standard refugee camp on March 8, 2016, in Grande-Synthe, France. Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Defying French Government, Aid Group Builds Refugee Camp

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