Not a hair out of place: Beard lovers gather at Paris contest
25 June 2019 | 7:54 am
Bearded men twirled, snipped and combed their facial hair to perfection for the French Beard Championship in Paris on Saturday.
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The French pension reform has sparked angry demonstrations across France, with many videos of chaos in Paris circulating online. However, as credible as they could seem, some of these videos have been taken out of context, as Emerald Maxwell explains.
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