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French officials, locals protest against closure of ski lifts over Christmas

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A few dozen people take part in a rally at Ax-les-Thermes in southwestern France to protest against the French government's decision to close ski lifts in resorts over the Christmas season. IMAGES

Added on the 03/12/2020 13:17:26 - Copyright : AFPTV - First images

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