MOUTOT - A picture taken on June 22, 2015 shows the entrance of the French Foreign Legion recruitment center in Fontenay-sous-bois, outside Paris. Thousands of potential recruits knock on the door of the French Foreign Legion every year, hoping to joina 6,800-strong force that has fought for France for close to two centuries in conflicts the world over.
Legionnaires of the French Foreign Legion are evidently in perpetual competition to see which one of them makes the best Admiral Homeless Lumberjack. However, we admit that the axes and leather aprons are infinitely better than the blue sashes they used to wear for "protection against intestinal disorders" (which we assume were inflicted by the axes).
Beiga, a Foreign Legion soldier sits in a room at the Port Au Prince's airport 05 March 2004. French, US, Canadian and Chilean troops have arrived in Haiti to help stabilize the country after former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Arisitide fled the country under pressure from an armed rebel revolt and the International Community.