A fountain in Rome

A fountain in Rome (© Owen Franken).

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A flute of local champagne in the vineyards of Unchair, near Reims

A flute of local champagne in the vineyards of Unchair, near Reims (© Owen Franken/ photographed for the New York Times).

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Sunning on the beach made along the Seine for Parisians during the summer

Sunning on the beach made along the Seine for Parisians during the summer (© Owen Franken).

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The late Chef Bernard Loiseau with his signature frog legs with purees of garlic and parsley in his hotel-restaurant Cote d'Or, Saulieu, Burgundy, 1999

The late Chef Bernard Loiseau with his signature frog legs with purees of garlic and parsley in his hotel-restaurant Cote d'Or, Saulieu, Burgundy, 1999 (© Owen Franken).

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A German friend of Franken's in Paris

A German friend of Franken's in Paris (© Owen Franken).

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Post-operation care at Hospital St. Louis, a public assistance hospital in Paris

Post-operation care at Hospital St. Louis, a public assistance hospital in Paris (© Owen Franken).

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Franken's daughter, Manui, playing with sheep on a farm in the mountains of Morocco

Franken's daughter, Manui, playing with sheep on a farm in the mountains of Morocco (© Owen Franken).

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