Christiane Taubira

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French Minister for Overseas Territories Victorin Lurel, Justice... News PhotoAnniversary,Ceremony,Christiane Taubira,France,Herding,Horizontal,Lying Down,Memorial Event,Minister of Justice,Paris - France,Politics,Preparation,WreathPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFP(LtoR) French Minister for Overseas Territories Victorin Lurel, Justice Minister Christiane Taubira and Junior Minister for Veterans Kader Ari prepare to lay a wreath during a ceremony commemorating the 71st anniversary of the roundup of the Vel d'hiv (Rafle du Velodrome d'Hiver) on July 21, 2013 in Paris. On July 16 and 17, 1942, some 13,000 Jews, mostly of non-French origin, were detained and taken to the Velodrome d'Hiver cycling stadium near the Eiffel Tower, where they spent a week in appalling conditions, before being deported to Nazi concentration camps. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE ANDRIEU (Photo credit should read PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty Images)