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Paris attacks: why the 11th arrondissement was the target

This diverse district is a symbol of the French capital's success

By Jonathan Derbyshire  
Flowers and tributes by the Bataclan, Paris, one of the venues for the attacks in the French capital which are feared to have killed around 120 people. © John Walton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Flowers and tributes by the Bataclan, Paris, one of the venues for the attacks in the French capital which are feared to have killed around 120 people. © John Walton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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My wife and her sister recently sold a tiny flat on the third floor of an undistinguished building in Paris’s 11th arrondissement. It had…

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