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Migrant crisis: Paris's 'Stalingrad' camp clearance begins

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French authorities have begun clearing a makeshift migrant camp housing more than 3,000 people in Paris.

Several hundred men began queuing near the Stalingrad metro station before 06:00 local time and the first bus left shortly afterwards.

They are being taken to reception centres in the Paris region, AFP news agency reported.

The operation follows the evacuation of about 7,000 people from the "Jungle" camp in Calais a week ago.

A spokeswoman for the Paris prefecture said the operation was running smoothly.