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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Star shows support for kidnapped girls

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Published 18/05/2014 | 02:30

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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 arriving for "Tribute to animated films", a special screening of extracts from Khalil Gibran's The Prophet out of competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 17, 2014.                REUTERS/Yves Herman (FRANCE  - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Actress and producer Salma Hayek holds a placard which reads "Bring back our girls"

WITH a fuchsia strapless dress that accentuated her voluptuous figure, Salma Hayek was already guaranteed to turn heads on the Cannes red carpet.

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So she used the opportunity to draw attention to a crisis – the kidnapping of the more than 200 Nigerian girls last month.

The Oscar-nominated actress carried a sign with the hashtag 'Bring Back Our Girls' as she walked in front of a throng of cameras to the premiere of her animated film The Prophet yesterday.

The 'Bring Back Our Girls' slogan has been used on social media. Notable figures including US First Lady Michelle Obama have posed with the message to urge the return of the girls, taken hostage by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

Quentin Tarantino (L) and Uma Thurman attend the "Clouds Of Sils Maria" premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival
Quentin Tarantino (L) and Uma Thurman attend the "Clouds Of Sils Maria" premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival
Kristen Stewart leaves the "Clouds Of Sils Maria" premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival
Kristen Stewart leaves the "Clouds Of Sils Maria" premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival
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