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  200 Years: The Life and Legacy of Louis Braille
Recognition of the Braille Code

France Honors Its Native Son

Funeral procession outside the Pantheon, Paris, 1952.

Louis Braille's coffin is carried into the Pantheon in Paris,1952. The viewer can see down the long and grand Parisian avenue. A decorated hearse is visible on the right-hand side in the middle plane of the picture, while in the foreground French soldiers stand in a formal line within the fenced area of the church. The soliders wear long, dark jackets and light pants tucked into boots. They have plumed helmets and hold their swords vertically, directly in front of them. The coffin is carried between the line of soldiers. More soldiers and crowds are visible in the distance.

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