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French Defence minister Gerard Longuet gives a posthumous 'Legion... News PhotoArmed Forces,Army Soldier,Ceremony,Coffin,Colmar,Conflict,Defense Minister,Eastern France,Flag,France,French Culture,French Legion of Honor Award,Funeral,Gerard Longuet,Giving,Haut-Rhin,Horizontal,Lieutenant,Politics,VictimPhotographer Collection: AFP 2011 AFPFrench Defence minister Gerard Longuet (L) gives a posthumous 'Legion d'Honneur' to French lieutenant Camille Levrel, on August 19, 2011 in Colmar, eastern France, during his funeral ceremony. Levrel, a 36-year-old officer who had also served in Kosovo and Chad, was shot dead in the northeastern Afghanistan region of Kapisa on August 14, 2011. The lieutenant's death, which took place during a support mission for the national Afghan forces, brings to 74 the number of French soldiers killed in Afghanistan since 2001. AFP PHOTO /FREDERICK FLORIN (Photo credit should read FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)