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France's mountain forces brave dire conditions for rescue relief

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Whether on the edge of a cliff or deep in a canyon, French mountain police investigate the most secluded of crimes and dispatch on dangerous rescue missions that make their job one of the deadliest in France. Duration: 02:12 Video provided by AFP


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