An increasingly common sight across Europe, heavily armed security forces on guard. These are Belgian special forces police, blocking a street in Verviers, near the scene of a deadly firefight with suspected Islamic militants on Thursday night.

An increasingly common sight across Europe, heavily armed security forces on guard. These are Belgian special forces police, blocking a street in Verviers, near the scene of a deadly firefight with suspected Islamic militants on Thursday night.

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