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    Police also evacuated people from boats and restaurants, located near the site of the incident.

    The Cannes Film Festival faced a mass evacuation on Thursday after a suspicious package was discovered near the Palais des Festivals. Police cordoned off the area, but later took it down, as the package was destroyed, and the alert has been officially lifted.

    The 74th Cannes Film Festival kicked off on 6 July and is soon to be finalised, as 17 July is supposed to be the last day of the event.

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