French security forces are on high alert as the country prepares to see in the New Year, with 10,000 police officers deployed in the Paris region alone to guarantee the safety of residents and tourists.
As in other major western cities, security has been tightened in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks that have struck Europe.
Paris officials said 2,000 security officers and 400 medics would be on standby in nearby streets.
Across France, a total of 96,000 security personnel, including from the military, are being deployed, said Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux.
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Date created : 2016-12-31