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Roma educate children to integrate them into French life

Last month, French Interior Minister Manuel Valls reignited a row over the expulsion of Roma. It was the government of Nicolas Sarkozy who first paid Roma to go back to Romania; now Socialist Mr Valls has picked up the hot potato of French politics. According to him, some Roma will never integrate into French society and should be sent away - but certain elements of the community are trying hard to become part of French life and are making sure their children have a typically French upbringing.

By Audrey RACINE , Johan BODIN , Kate Moody

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