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People across France are raising a glass of wine in an act of defiance after the deadly attacks on Paris. The third Thursday in November is “Beaujolais Day,” when vintners release their latest batch of young, fruity Beaujolais Nouveau, and many bars and restaurants hold special tasting sessions. President Francois Hollande has urged his compatriots to resume their social lives, asking: “What would our country be without its cafes?”

Men roll barrels of Beaujolais Nouveau wine for the official launch of the 2015 vintage in Lyon, France.

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People drink wine during the official launch of the 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau wine in Lyon, France.

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People drink wine during the official launch of the 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau wine in Lyon, France.

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People drink wine during the official launch of the 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau wine in Lyon, France.

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A fanfare plays as men roll barrels of Beaujolais Nouveau wine for the official launch of the 2015 vintage in Lyon, France.

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People attend the official launch of the 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau wine in Lyon, France.

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Men roll barrels of Beaujolais Nouveau wine for the official launch of the 2015 vintage in Lyon, France.

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People celebrate the official launch of the Beaujolais Nouveau wine in Lyon, France.

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A couple kisses itself in front of policemen during the official launch of the Beaujolais Nouveau wine in Lyon, France.

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A man walks past a bar advertising for the Beaujolais Nouveau in Paris, France.

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