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French leader Chirac, 86

Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt, AFP

Posted at Sep 27 2019 08:35 PM

French leader Chirac, 86

The Eiffel Tower in Paris is switched off on Thursday to pay tribute to late former French President Jacques Chirac after the announcement of his death after a long battle with ill health, his family said. Chirac, 86, was the French head of state from 1995 to 2007 and was one of the few Western leaders who opposed the US invasion of Iraq.