The Agence France Press news agency on Tuesday filed a suit against the far-right mayor of the southern French city of Béziers, Robert Ménard, and city officials for wrongly using a photograph of refugees to falsely imply there was an imminent invasion of migrants.

The photograph in question was titled in the local newspaper as : "The asylum seekers are coming to Beziers!"

But the photograph was altered to include two slogans on the train windows: "Beziers, 3,865 km", and "Free schooling, lodging and allowances for all."

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