French police stand outside French military hospital Val de Grace in Paris.
French police stand outside the Val de Grace Military Hospital in Paris September 3, 2005. French President Jacques Chirac was admitted to hospital for a week with eye trouble following a blood vessel problem, officials said on Saturday. The 72-year-old French leader was admitted to a Paris military hospital late on Friday and all his appointments for the coming week have been cancelled at his request, a spokeswoman for Chirac's office said. ++ ATTENTION EDITORS NOTE FRENCH LAW REQUIRES THAT FACES OF POLICE MUST BE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN FRANCE ++ REUTERS/John Schults JS/DY