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 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