IN IMAGES: France’s top ten news stories of 2014

From affairs to comebacks and from deadly storms to rising pollution, here's our countdown of the ten biggest stories from France that made headlines around the world this year.

IN IMAGES: France's top ten news stories of 2014
Hollande's affair with a younger actress was of course among the biggest stories of the year in France.Photo: AFP
Whether in the realm of politics, culture or in the extraordinary lives of ordinary French people, la Belle France was as usual a unique and fascinating place in 2013.
Between the economy, the weather and the always-intriguing business of French politics, there wasn't a single dull day since January 1st.
As we say goodbye to 2014, and prepare for the unknown twists and turns that 2015 has in store, The Local has collected 10 of the most important, most shocking, most talked about events and sagas of the last 12 months.

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