FRENCH PRIME MINISTER RAFFARIN GESTURES AS HE REOPENS RAILWAY LINE
BETWEEN NIMES AND ALES.
French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin (L) waves next to the mayor
of Ales Max Roustan (2nd L) and Agriculture Minister Herve Gaymard
(background) when inspecting the railway line between Nimes and Ales on
the bridge of Ners near Nimes, December 9, 2002. Raffarin is in a
one-day visit in Southern France to inspect reconstruction works after
last floods of September which hit several cities and shut down rail
and road transport.
REUTERS/Jean Paul Pelissier