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Wikipedia Description: Embassy of France in Washington, D.C.
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The Embassy of France to the United States is the primary French diplomatic mission to the United States of America. It is located at 4101 Reservoir Road NW in Washington, D.C., just north of Georgetown University. The embassy opened in 1984. With some 400 staffers, it is France's largest foreign embassy. The embassy represents the interests of France and French citizens in the United States and conduct the majority of diplomatic work on such interests within the USA.
The embassy is headed by the French Ambassador to the United States, currently Pierre Vimont.
In addition to the standard diplomatic facilities, the compound has La Maison Franšaise a cultural facility consisting of an auditorium, library, theatre, and exhibition hall. Like many embassies, it regularly hosts events for the general public including balls and concerts.
The embassy operates several services and offices, responsible for different areas of policy and liaising with the relevant American bodies, the most notable of whom are listed below.
The Chancery is the main diplomatic and political body. It is responsible for coordination with the American government on matters, particularly foreign policy, that affect France, however, the majority of the diplomacy is conducted by the ambassador, leaving the chancery to liaise with the French government and coordinate with the Press Service in matters of public policy. The diplomats of the chancery take responsibility for a specific policy area and may stand in for the ambassador in his absence. The Chancery has attaches based in each of the ten regional consualtes.
Press and Communications Office:
The Press Service is responsible for the publication of the embassy's newsletter and magazine, as well as coordinating press releases and conferences, including the provision of designated spokesmen. The office also monitors ...More...
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2014 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used my Fuji XS-1 camera but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
three Civil War Trust conferences (Winchester, VA, Nashville, TN, and Atlanta, GA),
Michigan to visit mom in the hospice before she died and then a return trip after she died, and
my 9th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, Sacramento, Oakland, and Los Angeles).
Ego strokes: Paul Dickson used one of my photos as the author photo in his book "Aphorisms: Words Wrought by Writers".
Number of photos taken this year: just over 470,000.