With an increased security presence, the city’s annual festival of lights has been opened by France’s new prime minister, a year after it was cancelled following the Paris attacks

Lyon’s festival of lights has been opened by France’s new prime minister amid tight security a year after the the city cancelled the annual event following terrorist attacks in Paris.

Bernard Cazeneuve, who was appointed prime minister earlier this week, said on Thursday: “This evening, millions of visitors will demonstrate the resilience that is the strength of your city and our country.”

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Source: The Guardian

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