(FILES) This file picture taken 02 Augus [1 MILLIARD TURISTANKOMSTER IÅR]

(FILES) This file picture taken 02 August 2005 in Paris shows tourists taking photographs in front the Eiffel Tower. Figures from the tourism ministry showed 07 February 2007 that France, the most visited country in the world, welcomed 78 million foreign tourists in 2006, an increase of 2.7 percent compared with 2005. The number of Chinese visitors increased “strongly” to 600,000, while “Japanese tourism fell in a significant way” despite a pick up at the end of the year, Tourism Minister Leon Bertrand said. AFP PHOTO/FILES/THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

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