A picture taken on November 21, 2015 shows tourists taking pictures in front of a military armoured vehicle next to the Grande Place square in central Brussels. AFP PHOTO / BELGA / NICOLAS MAETERLINCK
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At the Gare du Midi train station in Brussels, a line of taxis awaits desperate travelers facing a city on lock down, many from London or attack-hit Paris.The terror alert is at its highest in the Belgian capital following the Paris atrocities and the subsequent raids that have targeted dozens of jihadist suspects from this city. Brussels city closed its metro system and shopping centers after reports of an "imminent threat" of a gun and bomb attack similar to the horror seen in Paris last week which left at least 130 people dead.The shopping district a few blocks away usually attracts 44,000 people a day but the large Galeria Inno shopping center is closed. Management at the neighboring mall City 2, decided to close at noon.
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