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    • A serviceman patrols on the Grand-Place (Groote Markt) on the sidelines of the winter wonders Christmas market, in Brussels
    • People go through security checks before entering the Christmas market in Strasbourg, eastern France, Tuesday the day after a truck ran into a crowded Christmas market and killing people Monday evening in Berlin, Germany
    • A German police officer stands next to a merry-go-round in the Christmas market in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 one day after a truck ran into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin killing several people
    • French police officers secure a Christmas market on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris
    • French police officers patrol at the Christmas market next to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims, in Reims
    • A policewoman patrols over a Christmas market in Salzburg on December 20, 2016, as security measures are taken after a deadly rampage by a lorry driver at a Berlin Christmas market
    • An aerial picture taken from the big wheel shows concrete blocks placed on the road near the winter wonders Christmas market, in Brussels
    • A police car patrols in a pedestrian shopping street in the centre of Madrid
    • Policemen patrol over the Wiener Christkindlmarkt Christmas market in Vienna
    • A serviceman patrols on the Grand-Place (Groote Markt) during the winter wonders Christmas market, in Brussels
    • Police officers of the Counter Terrorism Centre with sub-machine guns stand guard at Nyugati (Western) Railway Station in central Budapest, Hungary
    • Concrete barriers are being moved to enlarge the security perimeter near the Christmas market in Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • A Police officer patrols a Christmas market next to Milan's gothic cathedral, Italy
    • A police officer guards the entrance to a Christmas market in Magdeburg, Germany
    • Police officers patrol at the entrance of the Christmas market in Strasbourg, eastern France
    • Concrete blocs aiming to prevent terror attacks are placed on December 20, 2016 close to a Christmas market in Hamburg, northern Germany
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    The Belgian Ministry of the Interior considers that sufficient measures have already been taken to ensure safety at Christmas fairs and will not bolster security. Nevertheless, the Crisis Center at the Ministry of the Interior recommended police to cordon entrances to the markets with concrete blocks.

    European cities tightened security measures after a deadly truck attack in Berlin. On December 19, a truck rammed into the crowd at the Berlin Christmas market on the Breitscheidplatz square, killing 12 people and injuring over 40 more.

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