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Roma families in France

A Roma woman cooks vegetables in front of caravans at an encampment of Roma families in Triel-sur-Seine, near Paris, October 18, 2013. At this encampment of migrants from Romania, one of the approximately 400 such camps spread throughout France, people say they want to work in France and become integrated, because they have no prospects in Romania. Picture taken October 18, 2013. (REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)

Roma families in France

Migrant families from Romania reside in this encampment in Triel-sur-Seine near Paris. It is just one of the approximately 400 such camps spread throughout France. People there say they want to work in France and become integrated, because they have no prospects in Romania.



Immigration is dominating political debate in France before next year's local elections, with the controversial deportation last week of a teenager of Roma origin the most recent case to grab national headlines. (Reuters)