Translation

Chris Boothby, SeaBee Communications.

Reading Committees

Roger Nougaret, Pierre de Longuemar, Christiane de Fleurieu, Jean-Christophe Durand, Jean-François Daudrix, François Dauge, Salman Alkhalifa, Eric Josserand, Michel Hamenthienne, Hala El-Wadi, Lubna Forzley.

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