Paris a scarred city four weeks after attacks

French police officers stand guard at Place de la Concorde in Paris on November 30, 2015Bags are searched during mundane grocery shopping, heavily armed police patrol the streets and bomb disposal teams are frequently called to examine “suspect packages” — four weeks on, the jihadist attacks have left Paris a changed city. This is France at “war” against the Islamic State jihadist group, as a visibly shaken President Francois Hollande said soon after cafe terraces and a concert hall became scenes of carnage on November 13. “I really pay attention now to people who get on the train with bags,” said Pierre Breard, 24, who works for a start-up in Paris.

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