France Politics

August 22, 2012 - 10:39 AM
France’s Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault gestures as he speaks to the media as he leaves the first Cabinet meeting after the traditional August holiday, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. Ayrault says his government will lower taxes on gasoline to ease the pinch of rising prices on French pocketbooks. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)