A man prevents people from a burning wooden house in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle" near Calais, northern France, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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French workers began demolishing the "Jungle" shanty town in Calais Tuesday, wielding sledgehammers to tear down makeshift dwellings as former residents – migrants seeking entry to Britain – were moved out. Police equipped with water cannons stood guard as hundreds of migrants – some of whom have lived in the scrubland on the northern French coast for months or years – waited for buses to take them for resettlement across France.London and Paris have been at odds over the fate of about 1,300 unaccompanied child migrants living in the Jungle.Six months before a presidential election in France, the camp and border controls with Britain are hotly debated campaign issues.
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