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With every new terror attack, French citizens stoically declare that "life goes on," but despite this show of defiance, a creeping anxiety has taken hold of society.Restaurant and bar terraces – targeted in a November attack on Paris – are packed and vibrant, beaches are covered with sunseekers and streets as busy as ever.However, beneath the surface, many are feeling the strain after a string of terror attacks over the past 18 months.The cluster of terror strikes began in January 2015, when 17 people were killed in a spree of violence in Paris, including at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine and a Jewish store.Then in November, when 130 people were killed at restaurants, bars and a concert hall in Paris, the reality of an ever-present danger began to set in, with the government talking of "war" and citizens growing used to the sight of soldiers on the streets.The psychologist is most concerned about a societal breakdown as a result of Muslims being seen as a threat.Kheira, a 46-year-old Algerian living in Paris, told AFP that as a Muslim, she faces a double threat.
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