People walk past the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on Dec. 22, 2015, after the sidewalk in front of the venue was once again made accessible to pedestrians. / AFP / FRANCOIS GUILLOT
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The downtrodden Brussels district of Molenbeek was home to Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the organizer of the Paris killings who recruited old friends and other small-time delinquents to help him carry out the attacks.It was also home to Salah Abdeslam, the Paris attacks suspect who is still on the run and who some think may have found refuge in Molenbeek for a time after the killings.Abaaoud and Abdeslam had been able to go back and forth between the two countries before the attacks "despite surveillance by the Belgian authorities," said Maktouf, who represents several victims' families.
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