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French Communist Party national secretary Pierre Laurent holds a copy... News PhotoArts Culture and Entertainment,Closing,Communist Party,Congress,Effigy,France,French Culture,Front Page,Holding,Horizontal,Lectern,Newspaper,Paris - France,Political Party,Politics,Routine,Saint-Denis - Paris,Seine-St-Denis,SpeechPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFrench Communist Party (PCF) national secretary Pierre Laurent holds a copy of French communist daily newspaper L'Humanite reading on the frontpage 'Lenin is dead', on February 10, 2013 as he delivers a speech closing the 36th Congress of the French Communist Party in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. Pierre Laurent, 55, the sole candidate to his own succession was re-elected as the PCF's national secretary with 100 percent of the 624 votes. Pierre Laurent intended to prove that former L'Humanite frontpages did not show the communist hammer and sickle symbols. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)