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France on security alert for World Cup showdowns

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Hundreds of riot and other police were deployed in French towns and cities Monday as authorities braced for possible unrest linked to World Cup showdowns involving France and its former colony Algeria. 

Algeria's football fans celebrate on the Canebiere in Marseille, southern France, on June 26, 2014 after the match Algeria vs Russia in a FIFA 2014 World Cup Group H match

The tightening of security ahead of the France-Nigeria and Algeria-Germany second round matches followed riots after the last two Algerian fixtures.

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