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French appeals court confirms acquittal of Princess Diana paparazzi

[JURIST] A French appeals court Tuesday upheld the acquittal of three photographers who took pictures of Princess Diana and Dodi al Fayed on the night of their fatal car crash, saying the three did not break French privacy laws.

Prosecutors and al Fayed's father had appealed a Paris court decision that it did not consider the inside of a car to be a private space. Reuters has more. From Paris, Le Figaro has local coverage (in French). BBC News has background on the lower court ruling.

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