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Authorities in Paris, with an eye to security following the November attacks by armed militants, are shortening a New Year video light show at the Arc de Triomphe at midnight on Thursday and cancelling a fireworks display to keep down crowds.

About 11,000 soldiers, police and emergency workers will be deployed — 2,000 more than last year — during subdued celebrations, the official city website said, while there would be restrictions on the sale of alcohol.

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