Officials, Citizens Seek to Control Unrest in France

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A fireman prepares to extinguish a burning car torched in Strasbourg's southern suburb of Neuhof

A fireman prepares to extinguish a burning car torched in Strasbourg's southern suburb of Neuhof, Nov. 8. Reuters hide caption

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France invokes emergency powers after a dozen nights of rioting across the country. Local officials are authorized to impose curfews. The Christian Science Monitor's Peter Ford spent Monday night in a suburb where the citizens organized a successful take-back-the-streets campaign.

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