Best of Maurice Herzog

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French Sports minister Valerie Fourneyron stands near the coffin of... News PhotoCeremony,Chamonix,Church,Climbing,Coffin,European Alps,France,French Culture,Funeral,Haute-Savoie,Horizontal,Human Interest,Maurice Herzog,People,Standing,Valérie FourneyronPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPFrench Sports minister Valerie Fourneyron (2ndL) stands near the coffin of French climber Maurice Herzog during his funeral ceremony, on December 20, 2012 at the Saint-Michel church in Chamonix, French Alps. Maurice Herzog, the French climber who conquered Annapurna in the first recorded ascent of a peak above 8,000 metres, has died at the age of 93, on December 13. AFP PHOTO JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT (Photo credit should read JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)