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A woman takes a picture of photographs by Syrian artist Hrair... News PhotoAdult,Artist,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Bouches-du-Rhone,Cultures,Event,Exhibition,France,Geographical Locations,Horizontal,Marseille,Opening Event,Photography,WomenPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA woman takes a picture of photographs by Syrian artist Hrair Sarkissian, on display at the Tour Panorama (Panorama tower), part of the 'Friche de la Belle de Mai' cultural area, on January 10, 2013, in Marseille, as one of the exhibitions opening the events in Marseille as 2013 European Capital of Culture in Marseille. Long plagued by a reputation for gang crime and lawlessness, France's port city of Marseille is hoping its year will finally give its image a makeover. The gritty Mediterranean city will kick off the festivities on January 12, 2013 with a downtown parade, fireworks and the opening of a slew of exhibitions. AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIEN RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE, MANDATORY CREDIT OF THE ARTIST, TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)