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In-Pictures: Notre-Dame Fire: Paris Surveys Aftermath of Cathedral Blaze
Offbeat  (tags: Major Fire, Notre-Dame cathedral, France, Europe )

Linda
- 36 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The fire, which brought down the spire and roof, was declared under control almost nine hours after it started.
A Tragically Beautiful Video Captures Parisians Singing Hymns as They Watch Notre Dame Burn.
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, France, architecture, history, buildings, Notre Dame, unusual, fire )

Robert
- 38 days ago - upworthy.com
Even those of us who are not Catholic and who have never visited Paris can feel this loss, as Notre Dame has been a fixture in human architecture and culture for centuries.
Dutch Art Detective Recovers Stolen Picasso Painting After 20 Years
Offbeat  (tags: dutch art dealer, recovers, stolen painting, picasso, saudi arabian's yacht, france, art, vluable, world, society )

Lone
- 57 days ago - theguardian.com
A Dutch art detective has said he has recovered a valuable painting by Pablo Picasso 20 years after it was stolen from a wealthy Saudi ArabianâEUR(TM)s yacht in France.
Marineland Teaching Orca to 'Speak' Only Highlights the Cruelty of Captivity
Offbeat  (tags: france, orca whales, speaking out, captivity, freedoms, Animal Cruelty, exploitation, Living conditions, Tourist attraction, bans, abused animals, intelligence )


- 462 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
Wikie the orca made international waves last week week when the world heard her successfully mimicking human speech. Marineland - the amusement park in Antibes, France where 16-year-old Wikie lives - announced the news with a splash that got the whole...
Emmanuel's Best Friend: French President Adopts Rescue Dog
Offbeat  (tags: France, president, shelter dog, adoption )

Sinikka
- 633 days ago - cbc.ca
Nemo, a Labrador-griffon cross, makes first public appearance on steps of Elysee Palace today.
URGENT - PETITION - Say NO to the Closure of Lyon's Museum of Textiles & Decorative Arts
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, Lyon, France, museum, textiles, decorative arts, Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratif, heritage, history )

Evelyn
- 677 days ago - change.org
This museum has approx 2.5 million textile objects covering 4.5 thousand years of history. Its closure would be a massive loss to world as well as French heritage. (Lyon was a major capital of silk weaving.)
Nice: The 'Heartbreaking' Picture of the Attack
Offbeat  (tags: Nice Attack, Bastille Day, France, Europe )


- 1040 days ago - bbc.co.uk
[Warning: this story contains a distressing image], It is a picture that for many came to symbolise the devastation of the attack in Nice: a doll lying on the street next to a covered body.
Nice Attack: Lorry Driver Confirmed as Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel
Offbeat  (tags: Nice Attack, Lorry Driver ID, Nice, France, Europe )


- 1041 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The driver of a lorry that killed 84 people in an attack in the French city of Nice has been confirmed as Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, 31.
Nice Attack: What We Know of the Bastille Day Killings
Offbeat  (tags: Nice Attack, Bastille Day, France )


- 1042 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The lorry was finally brought to a stop opposite a luxury hotel: police had raked the windscreen with bullets, The killing of 84 people celebrating Bastille Day is the worst attack on France since the 13 November attacks 2015.
Nice Attack: UK Must Redouble Efforts on Terror - May
Offbeat  (tags: Nice Attack, Terrorism, France, Terrorism Alert. May UK )


- 1042 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Prime Minister Theresa May said the UK must redouble its efforts to defeat terrorism, as she condemned the "brutal murderers" behind the Nice attack.
Nice Attack: Tears, Sympathy and Open Doors on Social Media
Offbeat  (tags: Nice Attack, Social Media, France, Europe )


- 1042 days ago - bbc.co.uk
First there was #JeSuisCharlie, then #JeSuisParis and now #JeSuisNice has emerged on social media in response to an attack in the southern French city of Nice that has left at least 80 people dead and many injured.
Attack in Nice: Many Dead as Lorry Hits Crowd
Offbeat  (tags: Terror Attack, Bastille Day celebrations, Nice, France, Europe )


- 1043 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A lorry has struck a crowd after Bastille Day celebrations in the southern French city of Nice, killing at least 80 people, including children, and injuring dozens, officials say.
Battle of the Somme: Royals at Somme Centenary Commemoration
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, Battle of the Somme, Centenary, Ceremony, France, Europe )


- 1056 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Thousands of people, including members of the Royal Family, have attended a ceremony in France to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
The Most Beautiful Places in France
Offbeat  (tags: photos, pictures, interesting, travel, culture, France, society, off-beat )

Connie
- 1160 days ago - cntraveler.com
I hope to get there someday.
 

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