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Warren Eckstein
Normandy Omaha Beach 5
françois paris
omaha la percée ultime, beach de rêve
Warren Eckstein
Normandy "Omaha Beach"
françois paris
sur les coteaux d'omaha à colleville sur mer
Pascal Moulin
La passerelle en bois en bas de la plage de Colleville-sur-Mer - France
Warren Eckstein
Normandy "Omaha Beach"
Pascal Moulin
La mer et la plage derrière le cimetière Américain de Colleville-sur-Mer - France
Pascal Moulin
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville - France
Pascal Moulin
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville - France
Pascal Moulin
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial - France
Pascal Moulin
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville - France
Pascal Moulin
La statue monumentale du Mémorial de Colleville-sur-Mer - France
Marc Gruber
Kuebelregatta 2009
T. Emrich
View from the bell tower in Labin
Marc Gruber
Jena Goethe Galerie
Dmitriy Krasko
Matmata. Underground shelter
Richard Chesher
Ouvea Tour Paradis Beach Ripple1
Frank Luetgenau
italy coast tunnel
heiwa4126
Tsukiji outer market: in the front of Kibun home office
Justin Imhoff
Red Fort, Agra
Igor Marx
Pier51 08
Justin Imhoff
Jodhpur Rooftops
Justin Imhoff
Kailash Temple, Ellora Caves (no.3)
Justin Imhoff
Palolem Beach Sunset no.2, Goa
françois paris
lac de vassivière, nord - le matin- fp
françois paris
ancien moulin à eau à Condé
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pont tgv à chalifert
françois paris
chamonix - place balmat
françois paris
digue du canal de l'ourcq de trilbardou
françois paris
les trois châteaux hohlandsbourg
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plateau de montenvers et hôtel - chamonix
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château d'apchon et village,cantal-auvergne-fp
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Dévoluy, hautes alpes-fp
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Rivière ruisseau en aubrac-fp
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étang de l'île les villenoy
françois paris
la manche au diamant bleu
More About France

France is affectionately referred to as "the Hexagon" for its overall shape.French history goes back to the Gauls, a Celtic tribe which inhabited the area circa 300BC until being conquered by Julius Caesar.The Franks were the first tribe to adopt Catholic Christianity after the Roman Empire collapsed. France became an independent location in the Treaty of Verdun in (843 AD), which divided up Charlemagne's Carolingian Empire into several portions.The French monarchy reached its zenith during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, who stood for seventy-two years as the Monarch of all Monarchs. His palace of Versailles and its Hall of Mirrors are a splendid treasure-trove of Baroque art.The French Revolution ended the rule of the monarchy with the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!" On July 14th, 1789 angry mobs stormed La Bastille prison and began the Revolution in which Louis XVI, his wife Marie-Antoinette and thousands of others met the guillotine.One decade after the revolution, Napolean Bonaparte seized control of the Republic and named himself Emperor. His armies conquered most of Europe and his Napoleonic Code became a lasting legal foundation for concepts of personal status and property.During the period of colonization France controlled the largest empire in the world, second only to Britain.France is one of the founding members of the European Union and the United Nations, as well as one of the nuclear armed nations of the world.Text by Steve Smith.