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The Independent Online
PARIS (Reuter) - A group of prominent French women has appealed to President Francois Mitterrand to allow famous females to be buried in the crypt of the Pantheon in Paris, hitherto reserved almost exclusively for men.

Simone Veil, a former president of the European Parliament, said the only woman there at the moment was the wife of the scientist Marcellin Berthelot, who was buried with her husband solely because she died a few hours after him.