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Marlene Schiappa started a blog, Maman Travaille (Mom Works), that quickly grew into a 10,000-woman advocacy network. As gender equality minister, she wants to criminalize sexual harassment on the streets. President Emmanuel Macron has tasked her with tackling pay inequity as well. Joanna Kakissis/NPR hide caption

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France's Gender Equality Minister Wants On-The-Spot Fines For Sexual Harassers

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Hervé Zarka uses a tool called a simoussi to rake up salt in his marshland on the island of Noirmoutier in France. He says there are many minerals in natural sea salt, such as magnesium and potassium, that aren't in industrial salt. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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Harvesting Salt By Hand Is Making A Comeback In France

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French forensic police officers gesture to pedestrians as they take images while searching a vehicle following a car crash in the southern Mediterranean city of Marseille on Monday. Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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French President Emmanuel Macron and President Trump share a handshake as they walk next to Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, and U.S. first lady Melania Trump at Friday's Bastille Day parade in Paris. Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Macron's Strategy For Trump In Paris: Long Handshakes And Military Spectacles

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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks a Press conference after a meeting of European Union leaders at the Chancellery on June 29, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Michele Tantussi/Getty Images hide caption

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France's environment minister, Nicolas Hulot, photographed on Wednesday, announced an ambitious plan on Thursday to ban the sale of all diesel and gas vehicles in France by 2040. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen leaves a polling station after casting her vote in Henin Beaumont, Northern France, in parliamentary elections held earlier this month. Michel Spingler/AP hide caption

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French politician Simone Veil speaks about abortion while she was health minister in 1974. The legislation that legalized abortion in France is still known as "Veil's law." Eustache Cardenas/AP hide caption

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Three groups say BNP Paribas transferred $1.3 million that was used to purchase weapons, in violation of a U.N. arms embargo. Remy de la Mauviniere/Associated Press hide caption

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An officer stands at the Fresnes Prison in France in September 2016. Fresnes was the first French prison to separate radicalized inmates from the general prison population. Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Inside French Prisons, A Struggle To Combat Radicalization

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Ten international cheesemongers competed to be named the best cheesemonger in the world at Mondial du Fromage. Nathalie Vanhaver, from Belgium, in center, took gold. Christophe Gonzalez, from France, on the left, won silver; and for the first time ever, an American, Nadjeeb Chouaf, took home the bronze. Courtesy of Rodolphe Le Meunier/Deedee Dorzee hide caption

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French President Emmanuel Macron, photographed in Berlin in January 2017. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Another Stunning Election In France As Macron's Party Sweeps

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French President Emmanuel Macron (right) and Russian President Vladimir Putin walk in the Galerie des Batailles (Gallery of Battles) at the Palace of Versailles as they arrive for a joint press conference following their meeting near Paris on Monday. Stephane de Sakutin/AP hide caption

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