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Gay-marriage opponents clash with Paris police

PARIS — Paris riot police fought back crowds who pushed their way onto Paris’s landmark Champs-Elysees avenue as part of a huge protest against a draft law allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt children.

Hundreds of thousands of people — conservative activists, children, retirees, priests — converged on the capital Sunday in a last-ditch bid to stop the bill, with many bused in from the French provinces.

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