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Last Updated: Wednesday, 9 November 2005, 12:33 GMT
Maps: Riots in France
Riots began in the Parisian suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois on 27 October 2005, following the deaths of two teenagers attempting to hide from police.

Unrest quickly spread to other parts of the city, mainly poor, run-down suburbs with large African and Arab migrant communities. Within days, the violence had spread to other towns and cities across France. Below are maps showing the worst-affected areas.

PARIS: DISTRICTS AFFECTED BY MAJOR DISTURBANCES SINCE 27 OCTOBER
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KEY FLASHPOINTS
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Aulnay-sous-Bois: Shots fired at police and cars and shops set ablaze. Further trouble in nearby suburbs, with shots fired at police
Dijon, Marseille, Nice and Strasbourg: Violence spreads outside Paris from 3 November
17e and 3e, Paris: Several cars set on fire in central areas overnight 5-6 November
Grigny: Clashes in the Paris suburb on 6-7 November leave 10 police injured, two seriously
Saint-Etienne: Arsonists destroy two schools and a bus on 6-7 November
Raincy: Curfew imposed on 7 November following rioting
Stains: 61-year old man dies of injuries after being attacked
Toulouse: Violence continues 7-8 Nov as rioters set fire to a bus
Lille: Creche burned down and vehicles destroyed on 7-8 November
Bordeaux: Employment agency office hit by a petrol bomb on 7-8 November. Bus destroyed by a petrol bomb overnight 8-9 November
Lyon: Public transport shut down after a petrol bomb thrown at a railway station, overnight 8-9 November

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