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JRC at ESOF 2008 pictures
Journalists posing questions at the press brunch preceding the Mars & Venus symposium
From left to right: Dr Alan Leshner, Professor Patrick Cunningham and Dr Roland Schenkel
Talking to journalists at the press brunch
Dr Schenkel begins his presentation on the European approach to science
Dr Schenkel making his speech
Discussing and responding to questions from the audience
Further discussions with journalists following the session
From left to right: Dr Roland Schenkel, Professor Patrick Cunningham (moderator) and Dr Alan Leshner