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Paris is a capital city of France.

Paris (French pronunciation: ​[paʁi] (audio speaker iconlisten)) is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,165,423 residents in 2019 in an area of more than 105 square kilometres (41 square miles).Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of the world's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, gastronomy, science, and arts. The City of Paris is the centre and seat of government of the region and province of Île-de-France, or Paris Region, with an estimated population of 12,174,880 in 2017, or about 18 percent of the population of France. The Paris Region had a GDP of €709 billion ($808 billion) in 2017. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide Cost of Living Survey in 2018, Paris was the second most expensive city in the world, after Singapore and ahead of Zürich, Hong Kong, Oslo, and Geneva. Another source ranked Paris as most expensive, on par with Singapore and Hong Kong, in 2018.

Timeline

January 11, 2015
Almost 2 million people marched through the streets of Paris to show solidarity against the terrorists and the suppression of free speech. Over 40 world leaders attended the demonstration, including British Prime Minister David Cameron, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, EU President Donald Tusk, Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry were both criticized in the media and by Republicans for not attending the rally.
January 7, 2015
Two Muslim extremists storm the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine that published several cartoons depicting Mohammed. They kill twelve people, including the editor of the magazine, Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier, several cartoonists and office employees, and two police officers.
April 5, 2014
Anne Hidalgo, a member of the Socialist Party, is elected the first female mayor of Paris.
2011
Plans for the Grand Paris Express are approved, which will consist of 205 kilometres of automated rail lines connecting Paris, three areas around Paris, airports, and TGV rail stations. It is scheduled to be complete by 2030.
2007
President Sarkozy launches the Grand Paris project, which intends to create the Metropolis of Grand Paris, an area that will integrate Paris with surrounding towns.
November 7, 2005
Overnight between the 6th and the 7th, the violence spreads into Paris’ 17th arrondissement, with six cars being set on fire in the area that stretches from Montmartre in the west to the Arc de Triomphe.
November 6, 2005
President Chirac addresses the public about the riots for the first time.
November 5, 2005
1,295 cars are burned throughout France. 349 people are arrested.
November 4, 2005
French officials open a criminal investigation into the deaths of the two teenagers. Prime Minister Villepin.
November 3, 2005
The rioting spreads to other French cities, including Rouen, Bordeaux, Marseille, and Strasbourg.
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[4k, 50fps, colorized] (1900). A Sunday in Paris. Lumiere Brothers.

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April 25, 2021

20 Essential Paris France Travel Tips

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December 28, 2019

Paris by night - Locked Down

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May 4, 2020

Paris Evening Walk and Bike Ride - 4K - With Captions!

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March 20, 2021

Paris in 4K

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October 10, 2017

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The Associated Press
December 8, 2021
AP NEWS
Stocks are wobbling between gains and losses in early trading on Wall Street as gains for energy, health care and other companies are blunted by losses for some of the big technology companies. The S&P 500 was bobbing up and down near the breakeven line in the first few minutes of trading Wednesday.
By SYLVIE CORBET
November 11, 2021
AP NEWS
PARIS (AP) -- Some world leaders and internet giants are expected to issue a global call to better protect children online during a Paris summit of about 30 heads of state and government, including U.S.
By FRANK JORDANS
November 11, 2021
AP NEWS
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- Officials from almost 200 nations worked through the night at the U.N. climate talks in Glasgow, trying to hammer out agreements on a range of tricky topics in time for a Friday deadline.
November 9, 2021
AP NEWS
PARIS (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris landed in Paris on Tuesday at the start of a four-day visit and charm offensive aimed at shoring up the U.S. relationship with France, America's oldest ally.
By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, FRANK JORDANS and SETH BORENSTEIN
November 8, 2021
AP NEWS
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- Barack Obama expressed confidence at U.N. climate talks Monday that the Biden administration will ultimately get its $555 billion climate package through Congress, and faulted U.S.
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