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Lyon, the delights of an old French city Special

Lyon - Outstanding museums, a dynamic cultural life, lots of interesting wine, Lyon is an interesting city to visit and one of the highlights of any visit to France. This winter, Digital Journal paid a short visit.

Juve oust Lyon to keep Europa dream alive

Turin - Juventus remained on track for the Europa League final at their home stadium after a 2-1 win over Lyon in their quarter-final second leg in Turin on Thursday.

Lyon in lockdown mode ahead of Chinese President Xi's visit

Lyon - Road, tunnel and subway closures; spot checks for residents; maximum security: The French city of Lyon was in lockdown mode Tuesday ahead of the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping.Xi chose to kick off a lavish three-day French trip with a whistle-...

Fake explosive device found near French Jewish institution

Police in France found what turned out to be a convincing looking fake explosive device near a Jewish institution in the city of Lyon.

Bardot wins fight for the life of two elephants in France

Lyon - After Brigitte Bardot threatened to move to Russia if Baby and Népal were put down, France's Council of State has now granted a reprieve for the two elderly zoo elephants.

Lyon Museum hosts Lodz Ghetto Photography Exhibition Special

Lyon - The Museum of Resistance and Deportation in Lyon, France is hosting an exhibition called "The unburied Photos of Lodz." This collection of Henryk Ross’s photos reveals the lives of the Jewish inhabitants of the Lodz ghetto in Poland during WWII.

Snow and freezing temperatures bring chaos to France Special

Lyon - Heavy snowfalls all over Europe have not spared France and Lyon, where transport systems are grinding to a halt, leaving many people to get home as best they can on snow-choked roads.

Lyon festival protests domestic violence Special

Lyon - Break the Silence Festival took place this week in Lyon, France to raise awareness about violence against women. In 2009, 140 women in France were killed in domestic violence disputes.

Lyon retirement reform protests weaken Special

Lyon - On Nov. 23, between 3,200 and 7,000 people in Lyon, France came out to protest against the new retirement reform law. The French government changed the minimum retirement age from 60 to 62 and the maximum age from 65 to 67 in mid-November.

Lyon Museum features exhibition on Roma Special

Lyon - The Museum of Resistance and Deportation in Lyon is hosting an exhibition on Roma called "Pendular journeys. Roma in the heart of Europe."

Lyon shops closed by riots open for extra day Special

Lyon - Sales lost during October riots have incited shop owners to open on Sunday December 5. Riots forced some shops to close in Lyon, France last month. According to the newspaper Metro, 19 shops were vandalized in downtown Lyon.

Stores remain open in Lyon on Remembrance Day Special

As an exception, the City of Lyon authorized shopping centres and stores in Lyon to remain open on Remembrance Day, citing economic reasons and consumer demand.

Lyon: Trade unions invite rioting children and provoke clashes Special

French trade union strikers invited rioting schoolchildren to join them today in an unprecedented turn of events in the current French crisis which led to violence and clashes between strikers, rioters and riot police.

Statues are monuments to history of Lyon Special

Lyon - A photographic look at Lyon’s public statues and what they have to tell us about the city’s past. Old or modern, big or small, they all represent an essential element of Lyon’s patrimony.

Roman neighborhood ruins uncovered in Lyon, France Special

Lyon - A photo-illustrated look at the origins of Lyon, which was founded in 43 BC during the Roman Empire. Recent excavation work has uncovered a residential area in what was the center of the city.

France on heatwave alert

It's hot in France today and the country's meteorological service, Météo France, has put several regions on heatwave alert for the next couple of days.

Investigating the success of summer sales in Lyon Special

Someone had to brave the frenzied crowds to see how the results of the Summer Sales are viewed by the rag and other trades. This year it was yours truly. Are this year’s results good? The answer varies, but at least my credit card didn’t overheat.

The plight of gypsies and refugees in Lyon's slum camps Special

Europe has opened its borders and admitted new countries, leading to the migration of many thousands of Gypsies and Refugees from their countries of origin towards richer and more peaceful countries like France, who are trying to cope with the situation.

Appreciating Lyon’s architecture from the River Saône Special

Tourists and locals escape the torrid summer heat here by finding fresh air, and where better to find it than on a boat cruising down the river? Lyon’s River Saône offers you the opportunity to cool down and enjoy the many splendid things to be seen.

Keeping family and child patients together in Lyon hospital Special

Lyon’s biggest children’s hospital has an invaluable ally, the Maison du Petit Monde. This structure offers precious accomodation for the families of children admitted to the hospital’s casualty unit or those undergoing treatment there.

France’s biggest city park is in Lyon Special

No visitor to Lyon should miss this wonderful park, one of the finest in Europe, with its lake, sunny cafes, zoological park, giant greenhouses and botanical and rose gardens. It’s big, 150 acres, so you should be prepared to spend a while exploring it.

Lyon: The Resistance and Deportation Museum Special

The people of Lyon, renowned historians and tourists all flock to this splendid museum, which commemorates the French Resistance to Nazi occupation and the deportation of Jews to the death camps. A visit here is a poignant yet uplifting experience.

An evening walk along the proud banks of Lyon’s Rhône river Special

All visitors to Lyon go to the banks of the Rhône during their stay. That’s because they feature some of the most beautiful views possible of this Unesco-referenced city, which began life as a strategically-placed Roman settlement. Elegance guaranteed.

Ten moms injured in nursery shooting, Lyon

Four male youths were arrested for allegedly firing pellets from an air rifle at ten mothers collecting their children at a nursery school in Lyon, France. The women were walking through a park at 11.30am on Friday, when they were shot at.

O'Neill Sees Withe In Carew

Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill has shown confidence that new striker John Carew can go on to have a long successful career at Villa Park, even comparing him to Villa legend Peter Withe, who scored the winning goal in the 1982 European Cup final.
 

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Protesters on Avenue Saxe  Lyon.
Protesters on Avenue Saxe, Lyon.
A city map of Lyon. The city consists of an old town and a new town  divided by two wide rivers.
A city map of Lyon. The city consists of an old town and a new town, divided by two wide rivers.
Protesters on Avenue Saxe  Lyon.
Protesters on Avenue Saxe, Lyon.
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This image was colour corrected by sampling a single white pixel. Density was corrected using a touch of Curves.
Mila Petkovic
Break the Silence festival to raise awareness about domestic violence in Lyon  France.
Break the Silence festival to raise awareness about domestic violence in Lyon, France.
A city street in Lyon  with a small market  decorated for the winter season.
A city street in Lyon, with a small market, decorated for the winter season.
Nov.6  Lyon Protest against retirement reforms.
Nov.6, Lyon Protest against retirement reforms.
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Corrected using the Auto setting in Photoshop.
Mila Petkovic
Rioters breaking into Sellerie Victor Hugo.
Rioters breaking into Sellerie Victor Hugo.
Flore Giraud
Members of the NPA (New Anti-capitalist Party). Paul is on the left and Colette on the right.
Members of the NPA (New Anti-capitalist Party). Paul is on the left and Colette on the right.
One of the main shopping areas in Lyon. The area is pedestrianized.
One of the main shopping areas in Lyon. The area is pedestrianized.
Members of the Socialist Party. Beatrice Joclerne is third from the left.
Members of the Socialist Party. Beatrice Joclerne is third from the left.
Lyon: Protest against  domestic violence.
Lyon: Protest against domestic violence.
The Saône is a river of eastern France. It is a right tributary of the River Rhône.
The Saône is a river of eastern France. It is a right tributary of the River Rhône.
High School students from the Youth and Culture House in Venissieux  Lyon dance in the parade.
High School students from the Youth and Culture House in Venissieux, Lyon dance in the parade.
Classically Lyon: a lion water fountain
Classically Lyon: a lion water fountain
Cordeliers  Lyon.
Cordeliers, Lyon.
Front shop window of Hugo Foly  a toy shop on rue Victor Hugo  has yet to be repaired.
Front shop window of Hugo Foly, a toy shop on rue Victor Hugo, has yet to be repaired.
A fountain display in the center of the city of Lyon.
A fountain display in the center of the city of Lyon.
Man with symbolic upside down umbrella on Avenue Saxe  Lyon.
Man with symbolic upside down umbrella on Avenue Saxe, Lyon.

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