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Nice holds carnival amid tight security

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By Robert Hackwill
Nice holds carnival amid tight security

The French Mediterranean tourists’ playground of Nice has been celebrating its annual carnival, which has changed its route to avoid the Promenade des Anglais, scene of a deadly Islamic militant attack last July that killed 86 people and injured more than 400.

Security was tight, with organisers claiming they had reproduced airport-like security in the town, with barricades erected to prevent any vehicle access to the parade route.