Paris police shooting: In pictures

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image captionThe Champs Elysees in Paris was quickly sealed off following the attack on Thursday
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image captionArmed police evacuated the area, telling the public: "Stay back, the area is dangerous."
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image captionPeople left shops and restaurants with their hands in the air following directions from officers
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image captionOfficers took cover wherever they could as they secured the area where a lone gunman opened fire
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image captionThe suspected attacker was killed at the scene by security forces
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image captionArmed officers put a cordon in place shortly after the incident, which took place about 21:00 (19:00 GMT)
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image captionArmed French soldiers stand guard at the Arc de Triomphe at one end of the Champs-Elysses
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image captionBecause of its popularity, the Champs Elysees has long been seen as a potential target
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image captionWitnesses who took shelter in shops later said they had "never experienced such a scene of panic"

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