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A worker cleans on January 11, 2013 a window in the 'Centre Regional... News PhotoArchitect,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Bouches-du-Rhone,Cleaning,France,Horizontal,Marseille,Occupation,WindowPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA worker cleans on January 11, 2013 a window in the 'Centre Regional de la Mediterranee' (Mediterranean Regional Centre), designed by Italian architect Stefano Boeri. Long plagued by a reputation for gang crime and lawlessness, France's port city of Marseille is hoping its year as the 2013 European Capital of Culture 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 / BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)