2017 Paris International Agricultural Show

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A French farmer prepares his cow for the International Agricultural Show in Paris, France. (Benoit Tessier / REUTERS)

A French farmer prepares his cow for the International Agricultural Show in Paris, France. (Benoit Tessier / REUTERS)

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The Paris International Agricultural Show is the main public event for the agricultural industry, bringing together breeders, local farmers, professional organisations and research institutes. (Benoit Tessier / REUTERS)

The Paris International Agricultural Show is the main public event for the agricultural industry, bringing together breeders, local farmers, professional organisations and research institutes. (Benoit Tessier / REUTERS)

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French agriculture has faced numerous challenges in recent years, including a bird flu outbreak, falling prices and persistent public fears over genetically modified (GM) crops. (Benoit Tessier / REUTERS)

French agriculture has faced numerous challenges in recent years, including a bird flu outbreak, falling prices and persistent public fears over genetically modified (GM) crops. (Benoit Tessier / REUTERS)

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The event is one of the world’s largest and most important agricultural shows, drawing larger crowds than any other in Paris except the Foire de Paris. (Benoit Tessier/ REUTERS)

The event is one of the world’s largest and most important agricultural shows, drawing larger crowds than any other in Paris except the Foire de Paris. (Benoit Tessier/ REUTERS)

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French farmers lead their cows for the International Agricultural Show in Paris, France. (Benoit Tessier / REUTERS)

French farmers lead their cows for the International Agricultural Show in Paris, France. (Benoit Tessier / REUTERS)

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The event was first held in 1870 as the Concours général agricole (CGA, “General Agricultural Show”). (Benoit Tessier / REUTERS)

The event was first held in 1870 as the Concours général agricole (CGA, “General Agricultural Show”). (Benoit Tessier / REUTERS)

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A French farmer leads his cow for the opening of the International Agricultural Show in Paris. (Benoit Tessier / REUTERS)

A French farmer leads his cow for the opening of the International Agricultural Show in Paris. (Benoit Tessier / REUTERS)

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A cow is pictured inside a barn ahead of the International Agricultural Show in Paris. (Benoit Tessier / REUTERS)

A cow is pictured inside a barn ahead of the International Agricultural Show in Paris. (Benoit Tessier / REUTERS)

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The Paris Farm Show runs from February 25 to March 5, 2017. (/Benoit Tessier / REUTERS)

The Paris Farm Show runs from February 25 to March 5, 2017. (/Benoit Tessier / REUTERS)

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