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NICE MATIN (France)

CANNES – Far from the red carpets and movie stars, Cannes hides its dark side. Look closer into the famous stretch of Mediterranean and you might see a crowd of cans, cigarette butts and other waste that continue to plague this southern French seaside city.

Being a tourist attraction not only brings Cannes money, it also brings massive sea dumping. The environmental association Expédition Med will be taking advantage of Wednesday's opening of the Cannes film festival to denounce the situation.

"While the Cannes film festival is in the spotlight, we thought it was the suitable time to inform people about the massive amount of trash which is dumped into the Mediterranean Sea on a regular basis," Bruno Dumontet, member of the action group, explained to Nice Matin.

Camera in hand, the association dove down into this polluted sea and brought back striking images: cans, bottles, tissues, cigarettes packs. The many tourists who will soon gaze out at this sea should remember what lies below.

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