FRENCH INTERIOR MINISTER DANIEL VAILLANT AT NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.
French interior Minister Daniel Vaillant (R) listens to French junior
Minister for vocationnal affairs Jean-Luc Melenchon during a session of
the National Assembly January 9, 2002. Vaillant made comments on the
new measures which could extend police powers of detention of suspects
by the close of Parliament on February 22. REUTERS/Charles Platiau