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Paris Ghetto With Views But No Jobs Shows Decades of Failures

Clichy-sous-Bois, Paris.

Clichy-sous-Bois, Paris.

Photographer: Alan Jocard/AFP via Getty Images

Clichy-sous-Bois, the epicenter of riots that shook France 10 years ago, has renovated much of its public housing, built new schools and daycare centers and installed a public pool. It finally has a police station.

What the town of 31,000 still lacks is jobs: The youth unemployment rate is 40 percent.