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Published 18/05/2014 | 23:01

Actors Sylvester Stallone (C) and cast members of the film "The Expendables 3" hold placards which read "Bring back our girls" as they pose on the red carpet during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014. From L, Dolph Lundgren, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz, Jason Statham and  Victor Ortiz.           REUTERS/Yves Herman (FRANCE  - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Actors Sylvester Stallone (C) and cast members of the film "The Expendables 3" hold placards which read "Bring back our girls" as they pose on the red carpet during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014. From L, Dolph Lundgren, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz, Jason Statham and Victor Ortiz. REUTERS/Yves Herman (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Cast member Hilary Swank poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film "The Homesman" in competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Actors Sylvester Stallone (L) and Mel Gibson, cast members of the film "The Expendables 3", pose on the red carpet during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Socialite Paris Hilton poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the film "The Rover" out of competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Socialite Paris Hilton poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film "The Rover" out of competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Yves Herman (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Socialite Paris Hilton poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film "The Rover" out of competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Yves Herman (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Socialite Paris Hilton poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the film "The Rover" out of competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Socialite Paris Hilton poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film "The Rover" out of competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actor Sylvester Stallone (C) and cast members of the film "The Expendables 3" pose on the red carpet during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Yves Herman (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Actor Sylvester Stallone (C) and cast members of the film "The Expendables 3" pose on the red carpet during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Model Judit Masco pose on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film "The Homesman" in competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Guests stand on the red carpet as they arrive for the screening of the film "The Rover" out of competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actor Mel Gibson (R) signs autographs as he arrives with cast members of the film "The Expendables 3" to pose on the red carpet during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Director David Michod (C), cast member Robert Pattinson (3rdL) and team of the film pose on the red carpet as they arrive for the screening of the film "The Rover" out of competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Cast member Robert Pattinson poses on the red carpet as he arrives for the film "The Rover" out of competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT)
Director and actor Tommy Lee Jones reacts as he leaves with cast members after the screening of the film "The Homesman" in competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT)
Cast members Robert Pattinson (2ndL) and Guy Pearce (R), Director David Michod (2ndR) and producer David Linde (L) pose on the red carpet as they arrive for the film "The Rover" out of competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Cast member Robert Pattinson (C), Director David Michod (R) and producer David Linde pose on the red carpet as they arrive for the film "The Rover" out of competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Cast members Robert Pattinson (C), Director David Michod (R) and producer David Linde pose on the red carpet as they arrive for the film "The Rover" out of competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
Cast members Robert Pattinson (L) and Guy Pearce pose on the red carpet as they arrive for the film "The Rover" out of competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Cast members Guy Pearce (L) and Robert Pattinson (C) pose on the red carpet as they arrive for the film "The Rover" out of competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Yves Herman (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Socialite Paris Hilton poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the film "The Rover" out of competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

The "Bring Back Our Girls" message made its way to the Cannes red carpet for the second night in a row.

This time, it was the cast of "The Expendables 3" - which includes Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Jason Statham, and Wesley Snipes - who each held up signs bearing the message.

The phrase refers to the worldwide effort to bring home more than 250 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the extremist Islamic group Boko Haram a month ago. Despite a multinational effort, they have yet to be recovered.

Salma Hayek first brought the message to the red carpet last night, holding up the sign as she arrived to preview her film "The Prophet."

"The Expendables 3" is not an official selection at Cannes, but its stars have made the most of their Cannes visit - arriving on the Riviera yesterday in tanks.

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