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15 Nov 2013

Down and Out in Paris, how the capital city has a rising homelessness community

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At 9pm, as the street lights glinted off the river Seine beyond Notre Dame cathedral, by the Pont Marie bridge, Yan, 37, was neatly laying out his cardboard boxes for the night in front of a chic sofa-bed shop. A dozen people were already climbing into sleeping bags nearby, an elderly woman was sorting clothes, a man in his 60s was wrapped in a duvet reading a book as the last well-heeled commuters hurried past from the metro.

Angelique Chrisafis looks at increasing number of rough sleepers in Paris. To read the full article in The Guardian click here

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