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    French president Emmanuel Macron reviews the troops as he arrives at the Barkhane tactical command center of the Barkhane force in N'Djamena on December 22, 2018. French president is on visit to meet with Chadian president and with soldiers from the Barkhane mission in Africa's Sahel region.

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    The incident occurred after the French president finished his speech and onstage troops were singing La Marseillaise.

    A French serviceman, who was standing right next to Emmanuel Macron on the stage as the latter delivered a speech to the French military contingent in Chad, suddenly fainted and collapsed, with the whole incident being captured by a live feed on Macron’s official Twitter account.

    The incident occurred after Macron finished his speech, which lasted for about 20 minutes, and the troops onstage were singing the French national anthem.


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