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French Farmers Turn Champs Elysees into Giant Garden


French farmers turned Paris' most famous street into a huge tract of farmland Sunday to illustrate their financial plight.

The Champs Elysees, known for fancy shops, restaurants and romantic couples, instead was covered with trees, flowers and cows, pigs and sheep.

Organizers say they hope the two-day display will remind city dwellers where their food comes from, and will garner more support for financially strapped farmers.

Many French farmers are struggling to stay in business, faced with dropping food prices and high operating costs.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP.

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