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Image of the week

An anniversary in blue, white and red

ITER neighbour and close partner in fusion research, the CEA-Cadarache nuclear research centre, was established in October 1959. This week, it celebrated the 60th anniversary of its creation.

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On Monday, the Patrouille de France, the aerobatic demonstration unit of the French Air Force (established in 1953), paid a quick visit to the site, inscribing the autumn sky with its signature plume of blue, white and red smoke.

On its way back to its base in Salon-de-Provence, 75 kilometres to the west, the Patrouille flew past ITER, giving the moment a feeling of Bastille Day.


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