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On board France's flagship aircraft carrier off Libya

27 May 2011 Last updated at 13:34 BST

France has been at the forefront of recent military action in Libya and its flagship vessel, the Charles de Gaulle, is currently positioned as an assault ship.

The aircraft carrier, loaded with helicopters and jets, is stationed off the Libyan coast, from where the BBC's Jonathan Beale sent this exclusive report.