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plans made before the group's departure from Boston (Boston, Massachusetts). The online auction (online auction business model) website was founded as AuctionWeb in San Jose, California, on September 5, 1995, by French (France)-born Iranian-American computer programmer Pierre Omidyar (born June 21, 1967) as part of a larger personal site that included, among other things, Omidyar's own tongue-in-cheek tribute to the Ebola virus. One

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2002 feb02 feb05news.php , news for February 5, 2002 Indeed, Peron had already partaken in the 2003 Tour de France the year prior without any complications. Diplomatic assignments of her father required the family to move often. Musoke-Nteyafas spent time growing up in the Soviet Union, Uganda, France, Denmark, Cuba and Canada. She attended the British School of Paris in France, and Bjørns International School and Rygårds International School (Rygaards International School) in Denmark. In Uganda, she attended Gayaza Junior School, Gayaza High School and Namasagali College. She also attended University of Matanzas and the University "Marta Abreu" of Las Villas in Cuba, where she studied International law. Geography To the south, Kaivopuisto borders the Gulf of Finland. To the north is a residential area containing the official private residences of several ambassadors of foreign countries to Finland, including the United States, Estonia, Spain, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. '''Camilla More''' (born 1962) is an English (England) actress who has starred in films and on television. She is the sororal twin sister of Carey More. The two sisters have starred together in some films (the French (France) film ''Le Jumeau (The Twin (film))'' directed by Yves Robert) and TV shows. The destroyer departed Newport on 9 February 1948, bound for Europe and her first overseas deployment. She touched at ports of call in England, Ireland, Norway, France, Germany, Denmark, French Morocco, and Gibraltar before returning to Newport in June. For the next two years, ''William R. Rush'' operated off the eastern seaboard, exercising with submarines and escorting and plane-guarding for carriers. Born Jacques-François Pitot in Normandy and educated in Paris, Pitot's family was of the nobility of France, and fled that nation for the New World with the French Revolution. At first he settled in Philadelphia, where he became a USA citizen. After his arrival in New Orleans (New Orleans, Louisiana) in 1796 he prospered as a merchant and became a member of the city council. Marriage and Challenge of Faith Elisabeth was born in Paris to a wealthy bourgeois French (France) family of Corsican descent. She met Félix Leseur (1861–1950), also from an affluent, Catholic (Roman Catholicism) family in 1887. Shortly before they married on July 31, 1889, Elisabeth discovered that Félix was no longer a practicing Catholic. Apart from its rapid success in the UK, ''Andy Capp'' became popular internationally in at least 34 countries and 700 newspapers. Andy became Tuffa Viktor in Sweden, Willi Wacker in Germany, Charlie Kappl in Austria, Carlo e Alice in Italy, André Chapeau in France and Kasket Karl in Denmark, though he remained "Andy Capp" in the US. Four days later ''Forrest'' got underway for Belfast, Oran, and Taranto, from which she sailed 11 August 1944 for the invasion of southern France (Operation Dragoon), arriving in the inner fire support area off St. Tropez on 15 August. For the next two months, she escorted convoys from Palermo, Naples, Ajaccio, and Oran to the southern coast of France, guarding the men and supplies which made the push northward possible. She returned to Norfolk 8 November for conversion to a high speed minesweeper (minesweeper (ship)). The '''Dassault Falcon 50''' is a French (France)-built super mid-sized, long-range corporate jet (Jet aircraft), featuring a three jet engine layout with an S-duct central engine. It has the same fuselage cross section and similar capacity as the earlier Falcon 20 (Dassault Falcon 20) twinjet but is a completely new design that is Area ruled and includes a more advanced wing design. Taylor 1988, p.75. ''Fitch'' sortied from Taranto, Italy, 11 August 1944 for the invasion of Southern France (Operation Dragoon) on 15 August, during which she spotted the fire of Commons:Category:France WikiPedia:France Dmoz:Regional Europe France

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with those further inland. Remnants of European goods have been dated prior to permanent European settlements along the Lumber River. After WWII, aircraft production was again forbidden in Germany, and Dornier relocated to Spain and then to Switzerland where the firm provided aeronautical consultancy services until once again returning to Germany in 1954. Post-war, Dornier quickly re-established itself with highly successful small STOL

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Moscow . Németh suffered an injury against after scoring in a 2-1 win, which ruled him out for seven months. Following his return from injury in January 2006 he was loaned to French (France) club RC Strasbourg. After the UK tour by the French, the Dick, Kerr Ladies went on to tour in France where they played in Paris, Roubaix, Havre and finally Rouen, drawing on three and winning the final game. History The Stella was a pattern coin

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of the music hall was the fault of neither party, and rendered the performance of the contract by either party impossible. Blackburn J cited the civil code of France and the Roman law for the proposition that when the existence of a particular thing is essential to a contract, and the thing is destroyed by no fault of the party selling it, the parties are freed from obligation to deliver the thing. He further analogized to a situation in which a contract requiring personal

performance is made, and the party to perform dies, the party’s executors are not held liable under English common law. Blackburn J thus held that both parties were excused from their obligations under their contract. After the war For his wartime service he was knighted, becoming Willy Omer Francois Jean Coppens de Houthulst, for a forest in his squadron's operating area. He was decorated by Belgium, France, Britain, Portugal, Italy, Poland, and Serbia.His memoirs

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language Romanian ) and learned classical Greek, Latin, modern Greek, German, English, French, Russian, Albanian and Italian. ''The south Slav Journal'' "Dositey Obradovich Circle". - London : South Slav Research & Study Centre 1.1978 - 5. ISSN 0141 6146 For forty years he travelled throughout the Balkans, the Levant, Imperial Russia, and Europe: Albania, Dalmatia, Corfu, Greece, Hungary, Turkey, Germany, Romania

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had entered World War I earlier in the year. President Woodrow Wilson signed an Executive Order (Executive order (United States)) in August 1917 for condemnation of the land, which was still privately owned. The Army turned over the north end of the island to the Navy and relocated to the south end of North Island, the location of the Rockwell Field Historic District. The Navy's first occupancy of North Island occurred on September 8, 1917, but Congress did not authorize the purchase of North Island, for $6,098,333, until July 1919. The Army selected well-known Detroit industrial architect, Albert Kahn (Albert Kahn (architect)), to develop a site and building designs. Permanent construction of Kahn's design began in mid-1918. During World War I, Rockwell Field provided training for many of the pilots and crews sent to France. It also was the source of men and aircraft for the 6th Aero Squadron, and the 7th Aero Squadrons, which established the first military aviation presence in Hawaii and the Panama Canal Zone, respectively. A few months after leaving U. S. Motors, he and his brother formed Briscoe Frères at Billancourt, France, home of the Renault, to design and build a car on the continent according to American methods. The result was the Ajax (Ajax (1913 automobile)). A year later the brothers brought out the Briscoe car in America manufactured at Jackson, Michigan but which they promoted as the first French-designed American car. When World War I broke out, Benjamin Briscoe turned his manufacturing facilities over to war production and he never returned to the automobile business. His partners continued to manufacture Briscoe models until 1923. thumb Basque Country (Image:Euskal Herriko herrialdeen mapa.svg) '''Lower Navarrese''' (or Low Navarrese) is a dialect of the Basque language spoken in the Lower Navarre (Basque: ''Nafarroa Beherea'') region of France. It differs somewhat from Upper Navarrese, which is more generally spoken in the Spanish (Spain) Basque Country (Basque Country (greater region)). thumb 200px Map of the traditional dialects of Basque. Commons:Category:France (Image:Basque Dialects.svg) WikiPedia:France Dmoz:Regional Europe France

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that shocked European society. followed by '''''Ma vraie vie à Rouen''''' (''The True Story of My Life in Rouen''), is a 2002 movie by French (France) directors Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau, which tracks a year in the life of a teenage (teenager) figure skater (figure skating) in a quasi-documentary, video diary style. It was released in 2003 in the USA under the title of ''My Life on Ice


'''France''' ( and has a population of 66.6 million. It is a semi-presidential (Semi-presidential system) republic with its capital (Capital city) in Paris, the nation's largest city and the main cultural and commercial center. The Constitution of France establishes the country as secular (Laïcité) and democratic, with its sovereignty derived from the people.

During the Iron Age, what is now France was inhabited by the Gauls, a Celtic (Celts) people. The Gauls were conquered by the Roman Empire in 51 BC, which held Gaul until 486. The Gallo-Romans faced raids and migration from the Germanic (Germanic peoples) Franks, who dominated the region for hundreds of years, eventually creating the medieval Kingdom of France. France has been a major power in Europe since the Late Middle Ages, with its victory in the Hundred Years' War (1337 to 1453) strengthening French state-building and paving the way for a future centralized absolute monarchy. During the Renaissance (French Renaissance), France experienced a vast cultural development and established the first steps of a worldwide colonial empire (French colonial empire). The 16th century was dominated by Religious Civil Wars (French Wars of Religion) primarily fought between Catholics (Roman Catholic Church) and Protestants (Protestantism) (Huguenots).

Louis XIV made France the dominant cultural, political and military power in Europe, but by the late 18th century, the monarchy was overthrown in the French Revolution. One legacy of the revolution was the ''Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen'', one of the world's earliest documents on human rights, which expresses the nation's ideals to this day. France was governed as one of history's earliest Republics (French First Republic), until the Empire (First French Empire) was declared by Napoleon Bonaparte, who dominated European affairs and had a long-lasting impact on Western culture. Following his defeat, France endured a tumultuous succession of governments: an absolute monarchy was restored (Bourbon Restoration), replaced in 1830 by a constitutional monarchy (July monarchy), then briefly by a Second Republic (French Second Republic), and then by a Second Empire (Second French Empire), until a more lasting French Third Republic was established in 1870.

France's colonial empire reached the height of global prominence during the 19th and early 20th centuries, when it possessed the second-largest colonial empire (French colonial empire) in the world. In World War I, France was one of the Triple Entente powers fighting against Germany and the Central Powers. France was one of the Allied Powers (Allies of World War II) in World War II, but it was occupied (German military administration in occupied France during World War II) by Nazi Germany in 1940. Following liberation (liberation of France) in 1944, a Fourth Republic (French Fourth Republic) was established, but it was dissolved in the course of the Algerian War and replaced by the Charles de Gaulle-led French Fifth Republic. Into the 1960s decolonization saw most of the French colonial empire become independent.

Throughout its long history (History of France), France has produced many influential artists, thinkers, and scientists, and remains a prominent global center of culture. It hosts the world's fourth-largest (List of World Heritage Sites in France) number of cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites and receives around 83 million foreign tourists annually – the most of any country in the world. . Centre national de documentation pédagogique, "2011, ANNÉE DES OUTRE-MER"

French citizens enjoy a high standard of living, and the country performs well in international rankings (International rankings of France) of education (Education Index), health care (Health care in France), life expectancy (List of countries by life expectancy), civil liberties, and human development (Human Development Index). France is a founding member of the United Nations, where it serves as one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (Permanent members of the United Nations Security Council). It is a member of numerous international institutions, including the Group of 7 (G7), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) (NATO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Trade Organization (WTO), and La Francophonie (Organisation internationale de la Francophonie). France is a founding and leading member state of the EU (member state of the European Union).

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