IN PICTURES: The story of Jaques Chirac through the years

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The Local - [email protected] • 26 Sep, 2019 Updated Thu 26 Sep 2019 12:39 CEST
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Former President of France Jaques Chirac has died. Here's a look back at his life through the years.


Aged 14. 

An undated photo of Chirac in his early years.

A walk with his family in 1974. 

Sunbathing with his daughter in the mid-seventies. 

Lunching with Saddam Hussein in 1975 in Hotel Matignon in Paris.

Chirac in 1974 in Lievin, the official ceremony for the funerals of the 42 victims killed in a mining explosion in Lens. 

Jumping a turnstile in the Paris Metro at the opening of a new station. 


Chirac in 1975 in Maripasoula during his visit to Guyana.

Celebrating in front of the Arc de Triomphe, after being elected as mayor of Paris in 1977.

Donning traditional headgear in Nouméa, 1986

Meeting US-pop idol Madonna in 1987 at Paris City Hall during a charity event for Aids victims. 

Sharing a laugh with Bill Clinton in 1994.

Celebrating France's World Cup football win in 1998 with Laurent Blanc, Didier Deschamps and former CFO co-president Michel Platini

Chirac shares a laugh with Silvio Berlusconi in 2003.


Chirac pins the medal of the Legion of Honour on the jacket of US actor and director Clint Eastwood in 2007 in Paris. 

Sharing a laugh with Vladimir Putin in 2002. 

Shaking hands with Muammar Gaddafi at Bab Azizia palace in Tripoli in 2004

Welcoming Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to the Elysee Palace in Paris in 2001
Hugging former South African President Nelson Mandela after their meeting in Johannesburg in 2002
Relaxing on the French Riviera in 2011



The Local 2019/09/26 12:39

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