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This still image from video published on the Internet on Wednesday by a group calling itself Jund al-Khilafah, or Soldiers of the Caliphate, shows members of the group standing behind French mountaineer Herve Gourdel just before beheading him. AP hide caption

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A remote camera screen grab provided by the French army shows two Rafale jet fighters flying over Iraq on Friday. French President Francois Hollande announced that the fighters had carried out their first airstrikes in northern Iraq. AP hide caption

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People holding Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar flags demonstrate in front of the French-built Vladivostok warship in St. Nazaire, western France, on June 1. The protesters are opposed to the sale of the Vladivostok and Sevastopol warships to Russia. Jean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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France Presses On With Deal To Sell Two Warships To Russia

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Rabbi Michel Serfaty (right), head of the Jewish-Muslim Alliance of France, stands next to a Muslim cleric, or imam, as they both hold signs wishing Muslims a happy Ramadan. The rabbi and the imam have also traded hats. Despite efforts by Serfaty's group, a record number of French Jews are expected to move to Israel this year. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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Despite Mideast Turmoil, More French Jews Are Moving To Israel

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Women from the Roma community push a shopping trolley containing water toward their camp in Sucy-en-Brie, near Paris, in a photo from 2012. Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brutal Vigilante Attack On Roma Teen Shocks France

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A SNCF Regional Express Train is seen at Hazebrouck's train station in northern France on Thursday. France's train operators admit they made a mistake in ordering new trains that will require millions of dollars to modify station platforms. Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A member of the Bayonne ham authority, La Confrerie du Jambon de Bayonne, with a ham on the first day of the 2014 Bayonne ham fair in southern France. Gaizka Iroz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Like Ham? There's A Festival For That In French Basque Country

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The Paris Sephora store, seen here on a night last fall night on the Champs-Elysees, must close at 9 p.m., a high court has ruled. The cosmetics chain had required workers to keep the store open until midnight. Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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David Potier, head of commercial relations with France's state rail company, promotes the English classes and Canadian Afton Piercy is one of the teachers. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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Dans Le Train, French Spend Their Commute Learning English

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