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Bastille Day celebrations take over Paris

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Armored vehicles parade down the Champs Elysees as part of the Bastille Day Military parade in Paris, France, on July 14. The Bastille Day, the French National Day, is held annually on July 14 to commemorate the storming of the Bastille fortress in 1789.

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Two French carrier-borne strike fighter aircrafts Super Etendard, and a French long-range reconnaissance aircraft Atlantique 2, fly over Paris and La Defense, during the Bastille Day military parade in Paris, on July 14.

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French President Francois Hollande arrives by car with French Army Chief of Staff Admiral Edouard Guillaud, right, at the Place de la Concorde to attend the Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, on July 14. The Bastille Day, the French National Day, is held annually on July 14 to commemorate the storming of the Bastille fortress in 1789.

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French military aircraft fly over Paris during the Bastille Day military parade in Paris, on July 14.

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A formation of military helicopters fly over the Arc de Triomphe during the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris on July 14.

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French soldiers from the 1st Spahis Regiment take part in the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on July 14.

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Nine alphajets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France release trails of blue, white and red smoke, colors of French national flag, as they fly over Louvre museum and the Louvre Pyramid during the Bastille Day military parade in Paris, on July 14.

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