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Tight security for Nice carnival after deadly truck attack

This is seven months after a truck attack on Nice’s seaside promenade which left 86 people dead.

Nice Carnival 2014

Some 600,000 visitors are expected in the city during the two weeks of festivities, which boast of being one of the largest carnivals in the world.

The 2017 celebrations are due to take place inside a tightly-controlled security perimeter, with entry only for an estimated 250,000 ticket-holders.

More than 1,000 singers and dancers from around the world will take part in the carnival, according to its official website.

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Highlights include the “battle of the flowers’’ where tonnes of fresh flowers are thrown into the crowds.

Unlike previous years, the carnival zone is inland, avoiding the Promenade des Anglais where 31-year-old Tunisian-born Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel ploughed a truck into crowds celebrating Bastille Day last July.

Tourism in the area dropped sharply in the months following the attack which was claimed by the Islamic State extremist organisation but rose again towards the end of the year, according to the local tourist office.

France has suffered a number of deadly terrorist attacks over the last two years.

Some 130 people were killed in a night of coordinated attacks in Paris in November 2015, also claimed by Islamic State.

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On Friday anti-terrorism investigators detained four people in the southern town of Montpellier.

Initial evidence indicated that the arrests had foiled an imminent plan for an attack, authorities said.

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