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France

In pictures: The top French stories of 2013

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Text by Joseph BAMAT

Latest update : 2013-12-25

FRANCE 24 takes a look at the year's big news stories in ten photographs.

France began and ended 2013 by making international headlines with military interventions in Africa.

Operation Serval was launched in January to reclaim about half of Mali’s territory from a motley coalition of rebel and Islamist fighters.

As the New Year approached, France embarked on a new campaign in the Central African Republic, where sectarian clashes and lawlessness raised fears of genocide.

In between the two interventions, the country wrestled with gay marriage, celebrated the 100th edition of the Tour de France, and was gripped by the hunt for a mysterious gunman on the streets of Paris.

Take a look back at this year’s most important French stories by clicking on the image below.

Date created : 2013-12-20

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