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A soldier stands guard near the Arc of Thriomphe at the top of the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, after a fatal shooting in which a police officer was killed along with an attacker, Thursday, April 20, 2017. French media are reporting that two police officers were shot Thursday on the famed shopping boulevard. Many police vehicles can be seen on the avenue that passes many of the city's most iconic landmarks. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

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Police forces take positions on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, after a fatal shooting in which a police officer was killed along with an attacker, Thursday, April 20, 2017. An attacker with an automatic weapon opened fire on police on Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees Thursday night, killing one officer and seriously wounding two others before police shot and killed him. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

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Forensic experts investigate the crime scene after a fatal shooting in which a police officer was killed along with an attacker on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Friday, April 21, 2017. An attacker with an automatic weapon opened fire on police on Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees Thursday night, killing one officer and seriously wounding two others before police shot and killed him. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

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Police seal off the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, after a fatal shooting in which a police officer was killed along with an attacker, Thursday, April 20, 2017. An attacker with an automatic weapon opened fire on police on Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees Thursday night, killing one officer and seriously wounding two others before police shot and killed him. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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A bullet hole is pictured on a shopwindow of the Champs Elysees boulevard in Paris, Friday, April 21, 2017. France began picking itself up Friday from another deadly shooting claimed by the Islamic State group, with President Francois Hollande convening the government's security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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People walk on the Champs Elysees boulevard in Paris, Friday, April 21, 2017. Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard is reopen and picking up its usual early morning routine Friday after a gunman opened fire on police, killing one officer and wounding three people before police shot and killed him.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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French President Francois Hollande, sitting at center, speaks with ministers and officials at the end of a defense council at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Friday, April 21, 2017. From the left seated : General Secretary of the Elysee Palace Jean-Pierre Jouyet, President Francois Hollande, Navy Chief of staff Admiral Bernard Rogel. From the left standing standing : Justice Minister Jean-Jacques Urvoas, Paris Prefect Michel Delpuech, Hollande' s cabinet director Jean-Pierre Hugues, Interior Minister Matthias Fekl, Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and communication advisor Gaspard Gantzer. (Philippe Wojazer, Pool via AP)

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Riot police officers patrol in the Montmartre district Friday, April 21, 2017 in Paris. The shooting at the Champs Elysees rattled France only two days before the end of an unusually suspenseful election contest. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

Kamil Zihnioglu

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Police officers patrol outside the Louvre museum, Friday, April 21, 2017 in Paris. The shooting at the Champs Elysees rattled France only two days before the end of an unusually suspenseful election contest. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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A woman places flower at the place where a police officer was killed Thursday on the Champs Elysees boulevard, Friday, April 21, 2017 in Paris. The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France's presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Christophe Ena

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People hug at he place where a police officer was killed Thursday on the Champs Elysees boulevard, Friday, April 21, 2017 in Paris. The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France's presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Christophe Ena

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A gendarme patrols in the Montmartre district Friday, April 21, 2017 in Paris. The shooting at the Champs Elysees rattled France only two days before the end of an unusually suspenseful election contest. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

Kamil Zihnioglu

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People react at the place where a police officer was killed Thursday on the Champs Elysees boulevard, Friday, April 21, 2017 in Paris. The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France's presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Christophe Ena

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Conservative presidential candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan pays his respects where a police officer was killed Thursday on the Champs Elysees boulevard, Friday, April 21, 2017 in Paris. The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France's presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Christophe Ena

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A riot police officer patrols in the Montmartre district Friday, April 21, 2017 in Paris. The shooting at the Champs Elysees rattled France only two days before the end of an unusually suspenseful election contest. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

Kamil Zihnioglu

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Three people set up a banner reading "Our hearts with the police, Long live France" at the place where a police officer was killed Thursday on the Champs Elysees boulevard, Friday, April 21, 2017 in Paris. The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France's presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Christophe Ena

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A dozen of police officers stand at attention at the place where a police officer was killed Thursday on the Champs Elysees boulevard, Friday, April 21, 2017 in Paris. The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France's presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Christophe Ena

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France Paris Police Shot
A dozen of police officers stand at attention at the place where a police officer was killed Thursday on the Champs Elysees boulevard, Friday, April 21, 2017 in Paris. The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France's presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Christophe Ena

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France Paris Police Shot
Three people pose by a banner they set up and reading "Our hearts with the police, Long live France" at the place where a police officer was killed Thursday on the Champs Elysees boulevard, Friday, April 21, 2017 in Paris. The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France's presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Christophe Ena

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A black ribbon and flowers lay at the place where a police officer was killed Thursday on the Champs Elysees boulevard, Friday, April 21, 2017 in Paris. The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France's presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Christophe Ena

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A woman lay flowers at the place where a police officer was killed Thursday on the Champs Elysees boulevard, Friday, April 21, 2017 in Paris. The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France's presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Christophe Ena

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A black scarf hangs on a tree with flowers at the place where a police officer was killed Thursday on the Champs Elysees boulevard, Friday, April 21, 2017 in Paris. The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France's presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Christophe Ena

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