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President Vladimir Putin laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Arc de Triomphe on Place Charles de Gaulle

October 31, 2000, Paris

The memorial was erected in the early 1920s in memory of the French soldiers who fell in World War I.

After the ceremony, Mr Putin spoke with veterans of the French Armed Forces.

October 31, 2000, Paris