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Despite the horrors seen here, the small community of Neuville Saint Vaast wants a land of reconciliation. The evidence of that today is a wreath-laying ceremony, the first time since 1960.
One of those who got into the war was the poet Charles Péguy, the most poignant example of this fervent patriotism. We're in Orléans, his birthplace. Péguy was killed 100 years ago, in the first days of the war. Here's a remarkable irony: in the Second World War, shrapnel struck his statue in the exact spot as the wound that cost Péguy his life on 5 September, 1914.
We are on the street corner 'where the 20th century started'. That's going back 100 years, to the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, in Sarajevo. This special report is on the centenary of the First World War. We return to that day, 28 June, 1914, that no one imagined would change the face of the world.
Welcome to our special edition dedicated to the centenary of the First World War. We learned in our history books it was triggered by the assassination in Sarajevo, of an archduke. This is the very place, at the end of [a historic] bridge: 1914 to 2014, a look back at the years that marked the Bosnian capital.
Who could have predicted that eight years later Sarajevo would be the theatre of a murderous war? The Bosnian capital suffered the longest siege in modern history.
The stage spectacle brought home how much this place, these beaches reshaped Europe. The community of Ouistreham today was the centre of the world with the 19 leaders here, an exceptional 70th anniversary stressing how we must pass things on; it could be the last time that many of those who fought will be able to attend such an event.
How has Rwanda reconstructed itself after the massacre? It's hard to imagine Hutus and Tutsis living together. Is reconciliation possible in Rwanda?
According to the World Health Organisation in most industrialised countries, where there are checks, the incidence of counterfeit drugs is low, less than one percent of the market value. But in other countries, such as South America, Asia and especially Africa fake drugs account for twenty to thirty percent of the market.
Irene Thery. You are a sociologist, and as such the French government consulted with you to prepare a draft law on gay marriage. Like me you have read that 60% of French people are in favour of gay marriage. So why is the debate on the subject so passionate? Is France homophobic?