Shots taken in Algiers September 3 show the normal pattern of life going on in the city as its population - and that of the entire country - waits for a possible solution to the 6-year-old war.
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SV Policeman directing traffic
LV Traffic in street.
SV People cross on pedestrian crossing.
GV Traffic in street.
LV Bus queue.
SV People getting on and off bus.
LV Traffic and buildings.
LV Outdoor cafe.
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LV Another outdoor cafe.
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Background: Shots taken in Algiers September 3 show the normal pattern of life going on in the city as its population - and that of the entire country - waits for a possible solution to the 6-year-old war.
At a press conference in Paris September 5, President de Gaulle, in answer to a question, said that Algerian self-determination was the only solution to the war. An Algerian Government could now be confidently envisaged. He cited evidence of the enormous growth in Moslem participation in the administration of Algeria. He cited too, the vast amount of French State investments in the country.
He stated that the only question now was whether an independent Algeria would be pro-French or anti-French. He gave reasons for believing that future Algeria would be pro-French. Among these was the fact that one fifth of the male labour force of Algeria worked in France.
President de Gaulle denied the right of the United Nations to intervene in the situation and rejected outright a call by Arab nations for a referendum under United Nations control in Algeria.