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French film director Claude Chabrol relaxes as he smokes a pipe in 1990. One of France's best-known film directors, Claude Chabrol has died at the age of 80, according to reports Sunday Sept 12 2010. (AP Photo, file)

French film director Claude Chabrol relaxes as he smokes a pipe in 1990. One of France's best-known film directors, Claude Chabrol has died at the age of 80, according to reports Sunday Sept 12 2010. (AP Photo, file)

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