Visitors return to the Tuileries as the iconic Paris garden reopens | AFP

Parisians soak up the spring sunshine gratefully amid the peaceful surroundings of the Jardin des Tuileries in the heart of the French capital. Just hours earlier, its gates reopened to the public for the first time in some two and a half months after being closed due to coronavirus. IMAGES

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Masks à la mode: Portraits of Parisians amid the pandemic | AFP

Whether they are surgical, customised, fabric or plastic, masks have established themselves as an essential accessory in the fight against the coronavirus. Parisians pose for a portrait amid the pandemic.

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Parisians enjoy a stroll on the banks of the Seine River | AFP

Parisians take advantage of the banks of the Seine during a spell of good weather, while trying to respect the rules of social distancing. IMAGES

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Parisians enjoy the sun in front of the Invalides | AFP

Parisians enjoy a spot of sun in front of the Invalides on a public holiday, as police try to ensure that everyone is respecting social distancing rules.

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Paris business district still deserted, 10 days after lockdown lifted | AFP

Ten days after France eased lockdown restrictions, La Defense remains largely deserted, as wary Parisians keep clear of the business district. IMAGES

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Cyclists on Paris’s Rue de Rivoli | AFP

Parisians get back in the saddle post-lockdown. The Rue de Rivoli, one of the French capital’s major thoroughfares, is now largely devoted to two-wheels thanks to widened cycle paths and police checks on traffic. IMAGES

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Parisians enjoy the first weekend of reopening | AFP

On the edge of the Bassin de la Villette, in the north-east of Paris, many people are enjoying the first weekend in the capital since France eased lockdown measures. IMAGES

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Paris joggers, cyclists return en masse to banks of the Seine | AFP

On the first weekend post-lockdown Parisians make the most of Spring sunshine to stroll, bike or jog along the banks of the river Seine, which have been reopened having been closed during confinement to help combat the spread of Covid-19. IMAGES

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Cyclists take over central Paris | AFP

Parisians are making the most of the new cycle paths created to help ease traffic on the metro system post-lockdown. On Rue de Rivoli, which runs through the city centre, bicycles flood the street, while police ensure the only drivers flouting the new rules are buses, taxis and specific vehicles given a pass. IMAGES

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Paris business district still deserted after France eases lockdown | AFP

Four days after France eased lockdown restrictions, the usual hustle and bustle of La Defense is nowhere to be seen, as wary Parisians keep clear of the business district. IMAGES

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Walkers, skaters and general public return to Paris’ Republique | AFP

Parisians appear to be taking back their city on the third day of deconfinement. On Place de la République, walkers, cyclists and skateboarders meet up – as they usually do on the iconic Parisian square. IMAGES

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Paris’s Bois de Boulogne welcomes visitors after deconfinement | AFP

After 55 days of confinement, the Bois de Boulogne reopens its doors to Parisians and suburbanites – walkers, cyclists, joggers and tanning enthusiasts rediscover its trees, tracks and lawns, its small lakes, boats and animals… IMAGES

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Police break up the crowds as Parisians flock to Canal Saint-Martin | AFP

Police are forced to step in and clear the banks of Canal Saint-Martin after crowds of Parisians gather there at the end of two months of lockdown. IMAGES

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Parisians brave police fine to soak up sunshine at the Sacré-Cœur | AFP

A handful of Parisians brave the threat of a police fine to soak up the sunshine on a warm spring day in the French capital. By the time police arrive to check people for the appropriate authorisation for going outside there are few remaining at the tourist hotspot. It is the 52nd day of confinement, set in place to curb the spread of coronavirus. France will gradually begin easing its lockdown restrictions from May 11. IMAGES

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Parisians clap from their windows to thank medical staff | AFP

Parisians clap from their windows to thank healthcare workers on the 51st day of the coronavirus lockdown. Pierre, a saxophonist, plays a Charles Aznavour song to support the country’s cultural sector which has been devastated by the pandemic. IMAGES

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Parisians applaud healthcare workers from their windows | AFP

Parisians living on Rue Mouffetard in the 5th arrondissement clap in support of healthcare workers on the frontline of the battle against the novel coronavirus. IMAGES

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Tourist hotspot Trocadero lies deserted on 44th day of confinement | AFP

It’s rare to stand in front of the Eiffel Tower without a crowd of people surrounding you, but the few Parisians out and about on Trocadero esplanade have managed exactly that. On the 44th day of a nationwide lockdown, the site lies practically deserted. IMAGES

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Animal holograms light up streets of Paris during confinement | AFP

In his bid to allow Parisians to “dream” a little during the period of confinement, Alexandre Zanetti, director and specialist in holograms, is projecting his creations in different parts of the capital.

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Parisians shop for groceries on day 34 of French lockdown | AFP

Crowds of Parisians come out to shop for groceries in the city’s Latin Quarter on the 34th day of coronavirus lockdown in France.

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Parisians go shopping on 34th day of coronavirus lockdown | AFP

Despite being confined, many Parisians, armed with masks and sunglasses, shop in the rue Mouffetard in Paris, trying to keep a safe distance from each other on what is the 34th day of the French lockdown. IMAGES

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Coronavirus: Parisians clap in support of healthcare workers | AFP

The residents of the 19th arrondissement of Paris applaud for healthcare staff from their windows, just before Emmanuel Macron addresses the nation on France’s 28th day of confinement, decreed by the government to fight against the spread of coronavirus. IMAGES

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Coronavirus: Parisians celebrate Easter on their balconies | AFP

After clapping in support of medical staff, residents of a building in the 15th arrondissement of Paris celebrate Easter on their balconies, passing around bags full of chocolate eggs using strings. IMAGES

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