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Image: Migrants move tents from a makeshift camp in a street near Stalingrad metro station in Paris

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Police Clamp Down on Migrants at Paris Camp After 'the Jungle' Eviction

French riot police swooped on an illegal migrant camp in Paris on Monday, where numbers have soared following the Calais camp closure.

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Image: Migrants move tents from a makeshift camp in a street near Stalingrad metro station in Paris

Migrants move tents from a makeshift camp on a street in Paris, on Oct. 28.

Today's operation, largely consisting of identity checks on some of an estimated 2,500 migrants sleeping rough around a canal and urban train bridge near Paris's Stalingrad metro station, came as pressure mounts on the government to clear and shut the camp.

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A migrant gestures in front of a line of riot police on Oct. 31.

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A line of riot police restrains migrants.

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French riot policemen restrain migrants.

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Image: Migrants sit on a bench at a makeshift camp on a street near Stalingrad metro station in Paris

Migrants sit on a bench at the  makeshift camp on Oct. 28.

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A doll that was left behind on a parapet overlooking the tents of the makeshift camp.

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Two migrants clean the sidewalk on which they settled their makeshift camp.

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Image: Migrants attend a French lesson near their makeshift camp in Paris, France

Migrants attend a French lesson in Paris, on Oct. 28.

 

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Migrants discuss in the sun next to their tents.

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An Afghani migrant argues with French Police officers as they are being pushed back after they were asked to remove their makeshift camp from a sidewalk.

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Workers clean the remains of the Afghani makeshift camp the French Police evacuated from a sidewalk.

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Migrants carry their belongings from the makeshift camp.

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A policemen walks near tents in a migrants camp during the police operation.

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Migrants stand near tents and a police bus.

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A migrant carries a mattress during the police operation. 

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