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Re-enactors prepare to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Battle of Waterloo in Belgium on Friday. Some 5,000 re-enactors, 300 horses and 100 canons are taking part over two days. Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP hide caption

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At Waterloo Re-Enactment, History So Real You Can Taste It

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Newlyweds resting on the Pont des Arts in Paris last year. Any hope that the love locks that cling to the famous span over the Seine would last forever will be unromantically dashed by the city council, who plan to dismantle them Monday. Remy de la Mauviniere/AP hide caption

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Striking French teachers hold a German flag as they take part in a nationwide protest against new measures aimed at revamping the country's school system, in Marseille, France, on May 19. France's 840,000 teachers are largely opposed to the reform, their unions say, fearing it will increase competition between schools and exacerbate inequalities. Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Does Less Latin Mean Dumbing Down? France Debates School Reform

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NPR Paris correspondent Eleanor Beardsley with her husband, Ulysse Gosset, and son, Maxime, on a ski vacation in the Alps in February. When she first moved to France, Beardsley enjoyed the frequent holidays. But combined with many school breaks, she and other working parents often find it becomes a burden. Courtesy of Eleanor Beardsley hide caption

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Pamela Geller is interviewed at The Associated Press on Thursday. Geller was the organizer of a controversial cartoon contest about the Prophet Muhammad in Texas last weekend where two men started shooting before they were killed by police. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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The Marquis de Lafayette sailed across the Atlantic to America aboard the original Hermione in 1780 and joined the American rebels in their struggle for independence from Great Britain. This replica will retrace his voyage; it's scheduled to arrive in Yorktown, Va., on June 5. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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Replica Of Lafayette's Ship Re-Creates Historic Voyage To America

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Jean-Baptiste Thoret, Charlie Hebdo's film critic, speaks at a news conference in Washington on May 1. Thoret will receive, on behalf of Charlie Hebdo, the PEN American Center's Freedom of Expression Courage Award in New York on Tuesday. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Charlie Hebdo' Staffer Pushes Back Against Writers' Opposition To Award

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