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Latest update : 2013-07-19

Beaches along the Seine river for a month

Judging by the current heatwave here in Paris, summer has finally arrived. And while many may be thinking of escaping to the seaside to catch some rays, thanks to a delivery of 5,000 tonnes of sand right here in the capital, they don't have to. For the twelfth year in a row, sections of the river bank have been transformed into an artifical beach known as "Paris Plage".

By Thomas WATERHOUSE , Willy BRACCIANO

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2014-07-21 environment

Overfishing and the global appetite for bluefin tuna: can Tokyo turn the tide?

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2014-07-17 Gaza Strip

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2014-07-16 crime

Vel d'Hiv' Roundup: remembering one of the darkest dates in France's modern history

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2014-07-15 Russia

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