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The Local – France: French lawmakers ban child beauty contests
France 24: France to ban ‘sexualised” child beauty pageants?

The penalty for entering a child under the age of sixteen in a beauty contest is two years in prison and a large fine. Perhaps all junior beauty pageants can be reclassified as talent shows, but everyone would know that the prettiest girl will win.

The French have changed quite a bit in two years.
Business Insider (August 2011): Now the French Are Making Sexy Lingerie for Kids