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French Senate President Jean-Pierre Bel speaks during a special joint... News PhotoBerlin,Bundesrat,Celebration,Cooperation,Diplomacy,Elysée Treaty,Event,French Culture,Germany,Horizontal,Plenary Session,Politics,TalkingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFrench Senate President Jean-Pierre Bel (1st row C) speaks during a special joint plenary session on January 22, 2013 at the Bundesrat in Berlin as part of the celebration to mark 50 years since the Elysee Treaty launched after WWII French-German cooperation. In signing the landmark treaty on January 22, 1963, then French president Charles de Gaulle and West German chancellor Konrad Adenauer sealed a new era of reconciliation between the former foes which has since driven European unity. AFP PHOTO / CARSTEN KOALL (Photo credit should read CARSTEN KOALL/AFP/Getty Images)