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In pictures: Huge waves batter France's west coast

AFP

Waves as big as 14.2 metres high battered France’s Atlantic seaboard on Saturday evening, causing some damage but no injuries.

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The country’s main weather service, Météo France, has put much of the west coast on alert, warning residents to act with caution.

The waves, driven by a powerful swell, broke over the seawall in some towns, breaking shop windows and flooding the streets.

In Pictures: Waves crash on France's west coast

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