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Salma Hayek shows her support on Cannes red carpet for Nigerian schoolgirls #BringBackOurGirls

Published 17/05/2014 | 17:42

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Actress and producer Salma Hayek holds a placard which reads "Bring back our girls" as she poses on the red carpet  67th Cannes Film Festival 
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Actress and producer Salma Hayek holds a placard which reads "Bring back our girls" as she poses on the red carpet 67th Cannes Film Festival REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
Actress and producer Salma Hayek holds a placard which reads "Bring back our girls" as she poses on the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival
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Actress and producer Salma Hayek holds a placard which reads "Bring back our girls" as she poses on the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17:  Salma Hayek attends the "Saint Laurent" premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival
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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Salma Hayek attends the "Saint Laurent" premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Hollywood actress Salma Hayek has become the latest high profile name to lend her support to the #BringBackOurGirls.

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The Mexican actress and producer showed her support by holding a placard calling for the release of the Nigerian schoolgirls while on the red carpet at Cannes.

The mum-of-one held the sign 'Bring Back Our Girls' as she posed on the red carpet at the 67th Cannes Film Festival earlier today.

More than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram from school in Chibok, northeast Nigeria, last month.

Earlier this week, news agency Agence France-Presse said it had seen a 17-minute video which showed around 100 girls wearing full veils praying in an undisclosed location.

Salma Hayek is the latest well known name to lend her support to the campaign.

US First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted an image of herself with a placard, several days before making a televised appeal for their safe release.

US and British agents are reportedly involved in the operation for the safe return of the schoolgirls - but the operation is fraught with danger.

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