Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi's new campus now open

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon attends official launch of university on Abu Dhabi's Al Reem island
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French Prime Minister Francois Fillon arrives with Sheikh Hamid Bin Zayed al-Nahyan (R), Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, for the inauguration of the new premises of La Sorbonne-Abu Dhabi (AFP/Getty Images)
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French Prime Minister Francois Fillon (R) and Sheikh Hamid Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, take part in the inauguration of the new premises of La Sorbonne-Abu Dhabi, the first francophone university in the Gulf, which he described as 'place of dialogue and sharing', on February 13, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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French Prime Minister Francois Fillon arrives for the inauguration of the new premises of La Sorbonne-Abu Dhabi, the first francophone university in the Gulf, which he described as 'place of dialogue and sharing', on February 13, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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French Prime Minister Francois Fillon speaks during the inauguration of the new premises of La Sorbonne-Abu Dhabi, the first francophone university in the Gulf, which he described as 'place of dialogue and sharing', on February 13, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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French Prime Minister Francois Fillon (R) is greeted by Sheikh Hamid Bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, as he arrives to inaugurate of the new premises of La Sorbonne-Abu Dhabi, the first francophone university in the Gulf, which he described as 'place of dialogue and sharing', on February 13, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An Emirati woman adjusts her headscarf while attending the inauguration ceremony of a campus at the new Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi in the Emirati capital on February 13, 2011. Opened in 2006, Sorbonne university's branch in Abu Dhabi now has over 600 students of more than 60 different nationalities. Its new campus on Al Reem island will be able to accommodate 2,000 students. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture shows the new campus of the Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi in the Emirati capital on February 13, 2011. Opened in 2006, Sorbonne university's branch in Abu Dhabi now has over 600 students of more than 60 different nationalities. Its new campus on Al-Reem island will be able to accommodate 2,000 students. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An Emirati woman walks at the new campus of the Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi in the Emirati capital on February 13, 2011. Opened in 2006, Sorbonne university's branch in Abu Dhabi now has over 600 students of more than 60 different nationalities. Its new campus on Al-Reem island will be able to accommodate 2,000 students. (AFP/Getty Images)
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