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French stamp inspired by topless feminist causes stir

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A new stamp emblazoned with the face of Marianne, France's revolutionary symbol, has caused a stir after its creator said it was inspired by a Ukrainian feminist known for topless protests. 

French President Francois Hollande (R) unveils the new stamp featuring Marianne, symbol of the French republic, at the presidential Elysee Palace in Paris during Bastille Day celebrations on July 14, 2013. The new stamp emblazoned with the face of Marianne has caused a stir after its creator said it was inspired by a Ukrainian feminist known for topless protests.

The stamp, unveiled by President Francois Hollande on Sunday's national day, shows the face of a youthful, dewy-eyed Marianne from the shoulders up, her long hair flowing down and her hand raised.

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