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France Sends 10,000 Troops Across Country, Protecting Hundreds of Jewish Sites

After reveling Sunday in the unity of millions marching in the streets against terrorism, the nation awoke Monday to the sight of 10,000 troops fanning out to guard “sensitive sites,” including synagogues, railway stations, airports and tourist attractions. Nearly half the soldiers — about 4,700 — will be assigned to protect France’s 717 Jewish schools, officials said. Some mosques will also receive government protection, following more than a dozen attacks on Islamic buildings since Wednesday.

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