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President of the Arab World Institute, Jack Lang, 2nd left, is seated with French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay, 2nd right, and the director general of UNESCO Irina Bokova, as they listen to French President Francois Hollande delivering a speech at the International Donors' Conference for the Protection of Heritage in Armed Conflict at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, Monday, March 20, 2017. France is trying to raise tens of millions of dollars from international donors to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the kind of destruction carried out by Islamic State militants. (Stephane de Sakutin/Pool Photo via AP)

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French President Francois Hollande leaves the podium after delivering a speech as part of an International Donors' Conference for the Protection of Heritage in Armed Conflict at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, Monday, March 20, 2017. France is trying to raise tens of millions of dollars from international donors to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the kind of destruction carried out by Islamic State militants. (Stephane de Sakutin/Pool Photo via AP)

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French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech as he participates in the International Donors' Conference for the Protection of Heritage in Armed Conflict at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, Monday, March 20, 2017. France is trying to raise tens of millions of dollars from international donors to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the kind of destruction carried out by Islamic State militants. (Stephane de Sakutin/Pool Photo via AP)

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French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech as he participates in the International Donors' Conference for the Protection of Heritage in Armed Conflict at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, Monday, March 20, 2017. France is trying to raise tens of millions of dollars from international donors to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the kind of destruction carried out by Islamic State militants. (Stephane de Sakutin/Pool Photo via AP)

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French President Francois Hollande, left, and Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay arrive to attend an International Donors' Conference for the Protection of Heritage in Armed Conflict at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, Monday, March 20, 2017. France is trying to raise tens of millions of dollars from international donors to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the kind of destruction carried out by Islamic State militants. (Stephane de Sakutin/Pool Photo via AP)

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French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech as he participates in the International Donors' Conference for the Protection of Heritage in Armed Conflict at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, Monday, March 20, 2017. France is trying to raise tens of millions of dollars from international donors to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the kind of destruction carried out by Islamic State militants. (Stephane de Sakutin/Pool Photo via AP)

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Kristina Mladenovic, of France, returns a shot to Elena Vesnina, of Russia, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Friday, March 17, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Elena Vesnina, of Russia, returns a shot to Kristina Mladenovic, of France, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Friday, March 17, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, returns a shot to Kristina Mladenovic, of France, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, returns a shot to Kristina Mladenovic, of France, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Kristina Mladenovic, of France, returns a shot against Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Kristina Mladenovic, of France, returns a shot to Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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School children, wrapped in blankets, wait nearby their high school in Grasse, southern France, after a 16-year-old student opened fire, wounding two other students and the principal trying to intervene, Thursday, March 16, 2017. French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem says the shooting in a high school appears to be the "insane act of a fragile young man fascinated by weapons." (AP Photo/Philippe Farjon)

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Gen. George S. Patton (November 11, 1885 December 21, 1945) was a senior officer of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean and European theaters of World War II, but is best known for his leadership of the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany following the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. Patton first saw combat during the Pancho Villa Expedition in 1916, taking part in America's first military action using motor vehicles. He later joined the newly formed United States Tank Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces and saw action in World War I, commanding the U.S. tank school in France before being wounded while leading tanks into combat near the end of the war. In the interwar period, Patton remained a central figure in the development of armored warfare doctrine in the U.S. Army, serving in numerous staff positions throughout the country. Rising through the ranks, he commanded the 2nd Armored Division at the time of the American entry into World War II. Patton led U.S. troops into the Mediterranean theater with an invasion of Casablanca during Operation Torch in 1942, where he later established himself as an effective commander through his rapid rehabilitation of the demoralized U.S. II Corps. He commanded the U.S. Seventh Army during the Allied invasion of Sicily, where he was the first Allied commander to reach Messina. There he was embroiled in controversy after he slapped two shell-shocked soldiers under his command, and was temporarily removed from battlefield command for other duties such as participating in Operation Fortitude's disinformation campaign for Operation Overlord. Patton returned to command the Third Army following the invasion of Normandy in June 1944, where he led a highly successful rapid armored drive across France. He led the relief of beleaguered American troops at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge, and advanced his Third Army into Nazi Germany by the end of the war. (AP Photo/

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Angelique Kerber, of Germany, reacts after beating Pauline Parmentier, of France, during the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 13, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Angelique Kerber, of Germany, serves to Pauline Parmentier, of France, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 13, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Pauline Parmentier, of France, returns a shot to Angelique Kerber, of Germany, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 13, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Angelique Kerber, of Germany, returns a shot to Pauline Parmentier, of France, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 13, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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France's Sarah Bouhaddi (16) cannot stop a shot by England's Jordan Nobbs as Amandine Henry (6) and Laura Georges (4) look on during the first half of a SheBelives Cup women's soccer match, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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England's Jill Scott (18) and France's Claire Lavogez (11) vie for the ball during the first half of a SheBelives Cup women's soccer match, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)