Paris Air Show in pictures

World's leading airlines, plane makers out in force for annual aviation show
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The biannual Paris Air Show has launched in France, with the industry’s leading global players showcasing their latest innovations, networking, and making deals. The general public are also in for treats at the show, with a number of flying displays taking place. Here an Airbus A380 flies over Le Bourget airport on the first day of the show. (Getty Images)
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French Dassault 'Rafale' fighter performs at the show, which welcomed 2,113 exhibitors from 45 countries when it was last held in 2011. 151,000 trade visitors attended that event, with 204,000 general public visitors. (Getty Images)
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Acrobatic performances will take place during the week-long show, which ends on 23rd June. (Getty Images)
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Visitors pass by a Russian Sukhoi 35, in the centre of the picture. (Getty Images)
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Two French 'Tigre' helicopters exhibit their dexterity. (Getty Images)
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A Qatar Airways 787 Dreamliner welcomes visitors, as a British Airways Airbus A380 flies overhead. (Getty Images)
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Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al-Baker (left) poses with Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner (right) after the signing by Qatar Airways for nine additional 777 Extended Range Aircraft. (Getty Images)
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French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault delivers his inauguration speech during the opening of the 50th Paris Air Show. (Getty Images)
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Ayrault (left) joins Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Bregier in a replica of an Airbus A350 passenger aircraft cockpit. (Getty Images)
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The rain may have interrupted proceedings, but it didn’t put off huge numbers of visitors from attending the popular show. (Getty Images)
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Also on display was the 'Neuron' military drone, stationed at the Dassault pavilion. (Getty Images)
Tue 18 Jun 2013 11:06 AM GST
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