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France honors seven soldiers killed in Afghanistan

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France's President Nicolas Sarkozy stands in front the seven flag-draped coffins in the courtyard outside the Invalides church during a military ceremony as France pays tribute to the seven French soldiers killed last week in Afghanistan during a national ceremony at the Invalides in Paris July 19, 2011.

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France's President Nicolas Sarkozy pays his respect as he stands in the rain in front of a flag-draped coffin during the military ceremony for seven French soldiers killed last week in Afghanistan.

Philippe Wojazer / Reuters

Seven flag-draped coffins are seen in the courtyard outside the Invalides church during a military ceremony as France pays tribute to the seven French soldiers killed last week in Afghanistan during a national ceremony at the Invalides in Paris July 19, 2011.

Soldiers continue to die even as international forces pull out of Afghanistan. Five of the soldiers died shortly after Sarkozy's visit to Afghanistan.   Full story.

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