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Cavendish claims thrilling stage win

Cavendish claims thrilling stage win

British rider Mark Cavendish won the fifth stage of the Tour de France, a 232-kilometre ride from Cholet to Chateauroux, this afternoon.

The 23-year-old, riding for Team Colombia, hailed “the biggest thing that has happened to me” after beating Spaniard Oscar Freire of the Rabobank team and German Erik Zabel of the Milram team in a mass sprint. Germany’s Stefan Schumacher retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey for the Gerolsteiner team.
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A French Village Revives the Franc, and Hopes It Will Return the Favor

A French Village Revives the Franc, and Hopes It Will Return the Favor

OLLOBRIÈRES, France — Christine Amrane says it is mostly about profit, not just protest and nostalgia. This village deep in Provence has decided to accept the French franc in everyday commerce, along with the euro, and the colorful old bills adorned with French heroes and writers have people thinking.
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Hidden Gardens of Paris

Hidden Gardens of Paris

NEXT to the Palais de la Découverte, just off the Champs-Élysées, is a flight-of-fancy sculpture of the 19th-century poet Alfred de Musset daydreaming about his former lovers.
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