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Smartphone penetration in the French mobile market now stands at over 60%, with more than 28.4 of them in use.
Roubaix's open air velodrome is officially called "Velodrome André-Pétrieux". André Pétrieux was the owner of a bar on the corner of Jules Guesde and Lannoy named "At Pétrieux". He was also one of the founding members of the local cycling club.
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Gendarmerie is a French military force charged with "police duties among civilian populations". There are many divisions within the force, including: crowd and riot control, counter-terrorism and hostage rescue, maritime surveillance, police at sea and coast guard, airport security, air traffic police, official buildings guard, protection of the President, mountain rescue, and security of nuclear weapons sites.
The modern western military salute (hand on forehead) originated in the Middle Ages when knights greeted each other by raising their visors to show their faces.
Hugging between men is considerably more common among European men than it is among Americans. Depending on culture, context and relationship, a hug can indicate familiarity, love, affection, friendship or sympathy.
Philip the Arab (Roman Emperor), Dong Jue (general of Shu Han), and Wei Zhao (Chinese scholar) were all born in the year 204.
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A "ring flash" is a circular flash that fits around the lens of a camera. It was invented by Lester A. Dine in 1952, and was originally intended for use in dental photography.
Musicians and singers known for their use of headset microphones: Garth Brooks/Chris Gaines, Janet Jackson, Rick Allen (Def Leppard drummer), John Gallagher (bass player of the British metal band Raven).
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"Leopard print" in French = imprimés léopard (according to the internet)
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