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France extends state of emergency for 6 months

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>> As France votes to extend its state of emergency, Paris prepares to open its summer beach on the Seine. On Tuesday night, lawmakers backed a six-months rollover of emergency rule in the wake of the truck attack in Niece which killed 84 people on Bastille Day, claimed by Islamic State.
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But Paris is determined to continue with plans to celebrate the warmer months. Reuters' Matthias Blamont is in the French capital.>> Paris Plages is one of Paris' main summer havens. It's seen as a very intense cultural moment for Paris and also it's seen like a bridge between different cities.
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A partnership was established last year with Tel Aviv. This time it's Tunis and Sousse, two cities that have been struck by terrorism last year that are the main host partners of the event. So many people support the operation and many people have said that they wouldn't want Paris-Plages to be canceled.
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>> That sentiment echoed on the streets of Nice, as life slowly gets back to normal. But the head of the regional government in the south of France has demanded an inquiry into policing levels in Nice on the nights of the carnage. Prime Minister Valls says 185 officers were deployed, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve putting the figure at 64.
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Their critics say both numbers are false. President Francois Hollande's socialist government now under serious pressure over its security standards.>> This state of emergency has been extended but it was in place before the Nice attack occurred. More security forces will be deployed and you can expect more operations in Iraq, but that's about it.
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Many people are also insisting that more deep work needs to be carried out, more budget needs to be put in education, more discussion has to take place in schools.>> Here on the River Seine, revelers are determined to enjoy the sunshine, but reminders of the fallout from the Nice attack aren't far away.