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Passage to Marseille

The colorful French port city takes pride in its status as European Capital of Culture for 2013. SHEILA JOHNSTON reports. 

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On Marseille's Old Port, the local crowd celebrates Southern Provence's designation as European Capital of Culture
© Guillaume Horcajuelo/epa/Corbis 2014
 
At 7 P.M. sharp on a chilly evening in mid-January last year, some people gathered in front of Opéra de Marseille to sing an aria together. This was no little handful of local eccentrics, however: the...

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