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French Court Frowns on 'Mona Lisa' Smile on Passports

An initiative to allow French citizens to smile in passport photographs in order to boost the country’s morale and change the view of France abroad, has been struck down by a French court. One civil servant, who has been attempting to renew his passport with a photograph of him smiling, has declared the right to wear a grin on identification papers an issue of “national morale.
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