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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “France’s Macron marks bicentenary of Napoleon’s death” – below is their description.
France has marked 200 years of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte, who ruled France and much of Europe in the early 19th century.
It is a sensitive commemoration, as Napoleon was also a despotic leader who reintroduced slavery to French colonies.
Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler reports from Nantes in western France.
–Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
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