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Kerry Denounces UN Human Rights Council “Obsession” with Israel
US Secretary of State John Kerry gestures as he delivers remarks to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, March 2.
 

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It is already one of the world’s most iconic cities, but this incredible collection shows how much Paris has changed over the course of the past century. The collection, by French photographer Julien Knez, shows Paris in the 1940s against a backdrop of how the same places look today. Knez says he put the striking collection together to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the city’s liberation from Nazi control in August 1944. Pictures featured include Place de la Bastille, which gained notoriety as a focal point of the French Revolution, as well as various streets in and around the French capital, including Rue de la Huchette and Place Saint-Michel. Pictures from 1944 show different places being guarded by Nazi soldiers and survivors of bomb attacks picking through rubble, a stark contrast to a scene of relative serenity in the modern day. Here: President De Gaulle on the Champ Elysees, with the Arc De Triomphe in the background. (Photo by Julien Knez/Caters News)







Rue De Mail in the 1940s. (Photo by Julien Knez/Caters News)






Paris opera house in the 1940s. (Photo by Julien Knez/Caters News)






Building on the Champs Elysees in the 1940s. (Photo by Julien Knez/Caters News)






Pulling up the road in St Michel, Paris. (Photo by Julien Knez/Caters News)






Notre Dame Cathedral in the 1940s. (Photo by Julien Knez/Caters News)






The Eiffel Tower in 1940. (Photo by Julien Knez/Caters News)






Paris opera house in the 1940s. (Photo by Julien Knez/Caters News)






A tank at Notre Dame Cathedral in the 1940s. (Photo by Julien Knez/Caters News)






Notre Dame Cathedral in the 1940s. (Photo by Julien Knez/Caters News)






Rue de Rivoli in the 1940s. (Photo by Julien Knez/Caters News)






Soldiers outside the Hotel De Ville in the 1940s. (Photo by Julien Knez/Caters News)






Place de la Republique in the 1940s. (Photo by Julien Knez/Caters News)






A burning car in St Michel in Paris in the 1940s. (Photo by Julien Knez/Caters News)






Children pose for the camera on Avenue Mozart, Paris, in the 1940s. (Photo by Julien Knez/Caters News)






President De Gaulle at the Hotel De Ville. (Photo by Julien Knez/Caters News)
 

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Place de la Concorde in the 1940s. (Photo by Julien Knez/Caters News)






A couple embrace in Tuilleries, Paris, in the 1940s. (Photo by Julien Knez/Caters News)






Soldiers outside the Louvre in the 1940s. (Photo by Julien Knez/Caters News)






Surrendering soldiers in the Rue de Castiglione. (Photo by Julien Knez/Caters News)






Place de la Concorde in the 1940s. (Photo by Julien Knez/Caters News)






Place de la Concorde in the 1940s. (Photo by Julien Knez/Caters News)
 
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