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Emmanuel Macron no `walking flower' -- images of French president buried in garlands fake
The many garlands put around Macron's neck covered him to his chest. However, images subsequently shared on social media showed the garlands covering his entire upper body, including his torso and arms, and reaching until his knees. The doctored images garnered thousands of retweets on Twitter.

But Macron was almost buried under garlands of flowers and seashells, this time when visiting the atoll of Manihi in the Tuamotu Archipelago (Euronews).

He also visited the Marquesas islands, an isolated archipelago 1300 km north of Tahiti :

Macron backs Marquesas UNESCO bid - Fiji Times

The French president Emmanuel Macron says he will endorse a bid by French Polynesia's Marquesas Islands to become a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The archipelago has been lobbying for years to be part of France's UNESCO heritage.

Making the first presidential visit to the Marquesas, Mr Macron told the crowd at his reception to be proud to be Marquisian, Polynesian and French.

by Bernard (bernard) on Tue Jul 27th, 2021 at 08:13:16 PM EST
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