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Summer in France: Expect Bag Checks, Stepped Up Security

Soldiers and police patrolling beaches and waterways. Catholic bishops searched at a major religious shrine. Fireworks, flea markets, concerts, and sports events cancelled or scaled down. Welcome to summer in France, where the state of emergency has been extended until early next year, after a pair of terrorist attacks last month. One of the biggest security tests came this week, as thousands of Roman Catholics pilgrims packed the southwestern Pyrenees town of Lourdes to mark a major...

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