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There were 3.7 million people at this weekend's anti-terrorism rally in Paris – the largest in French history.

One of those people was Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, who wore this simple, yet powerful symbol of solidarity in his jacket pocket.

Rama used to teach at the Academy of Arts of Albania and was an artist himself for years. As mayor of Tirana, he organized a mural project to transform Soviet-era ruins into colorful works of art.

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Arbre Blanc (White Tree) is a planned mixed-use tower that sprouts balconies around its periphery, creating a silhouette reminiscent of a tree. The 17-story tower, which will be located in the center of Montepellier, France, will include housing, offices, a bar, and restaurant.

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With an assist from Jay-Z and Kanye, François Hollande defeated incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday to become France's first Socialist president since François Mitterand in 1995. "Austerity can no longer be something that is inevitable," Hollande said following his win.

In related news, "austerity" is currently ranked No. 7 on Google Hot Trends, the real-time ranking of international search keywords.

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