Paris Match
Paris Match is a French
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 weekly magazine
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. It covers major national and international news along with celebrity lifestyle features. It was founded in 1949 by the industrialist Jean Prouvost.

In 1976 Daniel Filipacchi
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 purchased the ailing Paris Match, and turned it into one of France's most successful and influential magazines. The magazine is now part of Hachette Filipacchi Médias
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, which is itself owned by the Lagardère Group
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On occasion, Paris Match has sold more than one million copies worldwide when covering major events such as the first flight by a French astronaut
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 aboard the U.S. Space Shuttle
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 in June 1985. Benoit Clair
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, a senior writer for Paris Match was the first journalist allowed to join the shuttle crew members from training until the departure for the launch pad at Cape Canaveral
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. A series of reports on the training was published in Paris Match on 22 April 1985, 17 June 1985 and 20 January 1986.

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