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Bastille Day parade pays homage to French health workers

Fireworks explode near the Eiffel Tower, in a picture taken from the Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck, at the end of Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, France, July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Fireworks explode near the Eiffel Tower, in a picture taken from the Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck, at the end of Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, France, July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Fireworks explode near the Eiffel Tower, in a picture taken from the Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck, at the end of Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, France, July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly over the Arc de Triomphe during the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, July 14.     REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes    

Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly over the Arc de Triomphe during the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes    

Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly over the Arc de Triomphe during the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes    
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France paid homage to medical workers for their role in the fight against the coronavirus as part of a Bastille Day parade slimmed down to respect health precautions.  
  Christophe Ena/Pool via REUTERS

France paid homage to medical workers for their role in the fight against the coronavirus as part of a Bastille Day parade slimmed down to respect health precautions. Christophe Ena/Pool via REUTERS

France paid homage to medical workers for their role in the fight against the coronavirus as part of a Bastille Day parade slimmed down to respect health precautions. Christophe Ena/Pool via REUTERS
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Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly over Paris during the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, July 14.   REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly over Paris during the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly over Paris during the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly past the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, next to Le Louvre museum, during the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, July 14.     REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly past the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, next to Le Louvre museum, during the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, July 14.   REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly past the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, next to Le Louvre museum, during the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, July 14.   REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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A man smashes a shop window as people of the "yellow vests" movement join a demonstration held by French health workers on the Bastille Day in Paris, as part of a nationwide day of actions to urge the French government to improve wages and invest in public hospitals, in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, in France, July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A man smashes a shop window as people of the "yellow vests" movement join a demonstration held by French health workers on the Bastille Day in Paris, as part of a nationwide day of actions to urge the French government to improve wages and invest in...more

A man smashes a shop window as people of the "yellow vests" movement join a demonstration held by French health workers on the Bastille Day in Paris, as part of a nationwide day of actions to urge the French government to improve wages and invest in public hospitals, in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, in France, July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Protesters are seen amid a cloud of tear gas as people of the "yellow vests" movement join a demonstration held by French health workers on the Bastille Day in Paris, as part of a nationwide day of actions to urge the French government to improve wages and invest in public hospitals, in France, July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Protesters are seen amid a cloud of tear gas as people of the "yellow vests" movement join a demonstration held by French health workers on the Bastille Day in Paris, as part of a nationwide day of actions to urge the French government to improve...more

Protesters are seen amid a cloud of tear gas as people of the "yellow vests" movement join a demonstration held by French health workers on the Bastille Day in Paris, as part of a nationwide day of actions to urge the French government to improve wages and invest in public hospitals, in France, July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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French health workers attend a demonstration on the Bastille Day in Paris, as part of a nationwide day of actions to urge the French government to improve wages and invest in public hospitals, in France, July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

French health workers attend a demonstration on the Bastille Day in Paris, as part of a nationwide day of actions to urge the French government to improve wages and invest in public hospitals, in France, July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

French health workers attend a demonstration on the Bastille Day in Paris, as part of a nationwide day of actions to urge the French government to improve wages and invest in public hospitals, in France, July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks to medical workers at the forefront of the battle against the coronavirus outbreak, during the Bastille Day celebrations on Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks to medical workers at the forefront of the battle against the coronavirus outbreak, during the Bastille Day celebrations on Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks to medical workers at the forefront of the battle against the coronavirus outbreak, during the Bastille Day celebrations on Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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The empty Champs Elysees avenue and the Arc de Triomphe are pictured after the Bastille Day military parade, July 14, 2020. Christophe Ena/Pool via REUTERS

The empty Champs Elysees avenue and the Arc de Triomphe are pictured after the Bastille Day military parade, July 14, 2020. Christophe Ena/Pool via REUTERS

The empty Champs Elysees avenue and the Arc de Triomphe are pictured after the Bastille Day military parade, July 14, 2020. Christophe Ena/Pool via REUTERS
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A general view shows French soldiers and alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France during the Bastille Day celebrations on Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14.  
 REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A general view shows French soldiers and alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France during the Bastille Day celebrations on Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A general view shows French soldiers and alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France during the Bastille Day celebrations on Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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A French soldier adjusts his mask during the Bastille Day celebrations on Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A French soldier adjusts his mask during the Bastille Day celebrations on Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A French soldier adjusts his mask during the Bastille Day celebrations on Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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French national Gendarem hold the FAMAS assault rifles as they take part in the annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14.  
 Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

French national Gendarem hold the FAMAS assault rifles as they take part in the annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

French national Gendarem hold the FAMAS assault rifles as they take part in the annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS
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Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly over the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral during the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, July 14.  
 REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly over the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral during the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly over the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral during the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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French President wife Brigitte Macron reads the program during the annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

French President wife Brigitte Macron reads the program during the annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

French President wife Brigitte Macron reads the program during the annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS
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France's President Emmanuel Macron reviews troops before the start of the Bastille Day military parade, honoring French health workers and their dedication in the fight against the coronavirus in Paris, July 14.  Christophe Ena/Pool via REUTERS

France's President Emmanuel Macron reviews troops before the start of the Bastille Day military parade, honoring French health workers and their dedication in the fight against the coronavirus in Paris, July 14. Christophe Ena/Pool via REUTERS

France's President Emmanuel Macron reviews troops before the start of the Bastille Day military parade, honoring French health workers and their dedication in the fight against the coronavirus in Paris, July 14. Christophe Ena/Pool via REUTERS
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French elite acrobatic flying team "Patrouille de France" (PAF) performs a flying display of the French national flag over the Arc de Triomphe during the Bastille Day military parade on Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

French elite acrobatic flying team "Patrouille de France" (PAF) performs a flying display of the French national flag over the Arc de Triomphe during the Bastille Day military parade on Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. Ludovic Marin/Pool via...more

French elite acrobatic flying team "Patrouille de France" (PAF) performs a flying display of the French national flag over the Arc de Triomphe during the Bastille Day military parade on Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS
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Custom officers take part in the annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

Custom officers take part in the annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

Custom officers take part in the annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS
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France's President Emmanuel Macron and French Armies Chief Staff General Francois Lecointre stand in the command car as they review troops before the start of the Bastille Day military parade in Paris, July 14.  
 Christophe Ena/Pool via REUTERS

France's President Emmanuel Macron and French Armies Chief Staff General Francois Lecointre stand in the command car as they review troops before the start of the Bastille Day military parade in Paris, July 14. Christophe Ena/Pool via REUTERS

France's President Emmanuel Macron and French Armies Chief Staff General Francois Lecointre stand in the command car as they review troops before the start of the Bastille Day military parade in Paris, July 14. Christophe Ena/Pool via REUTERS
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Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly forming the colors of the French flag during the Bastille Day celebrations on Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14.  
  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly forming the colors of the French flag during the Bastille Day celebrations on Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly forming the colors of the French flag during the Bastille Day celebrations on Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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French Char B1 tank from WWII take part in the Bastille Day military parade honoring French health workers and their dedication in the fight against the coronavirus on Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

French Char B1 tank from WWII take part in the Bastille Day military parade honoring French health workers and their dedication in the fight against the coronavirus on Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

French Char B1 tank from WWII take part in the Bastille Day military parade honoring French health workers and their dedication in the fight against the coronavirus on Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS
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French soldiers help a soldier at unease during the Bastille Day celebrations on Place de la Concorde in Paris, France, July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

French soldiers help a soldier at unease during the Bastille Day celebrations on Place de la Concorde in Paris, France, July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

French soldiers help a soldier at unease during the Bastille Day celebrations on Place de la Concorde in Paris, France, July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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French health workers attend a demonstration on the Bastille Day in Paris, as part of a nationwide day of actions to urge the French government to improve wages and invest in public hospitals, in the wake of the coronavirus, July 14. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

French health workers attend a demonstration on the Bastille Day in Paris, as part of a nationwide day of actions to urge the French government to improve wages and invest in public hospitals, in the wake of the coronavirus, July 14. REUTERS/Gonzalo...more

French health workers attend a demonstration on the Bastille Day in Paris, as part of a nationwide day of actions to urge the French government to improve wages and invest in public hospitals, in the wake of the coronavirus, July 14. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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A view shows a sign hanging from balloons in the air during the Bastille Day celebrations on Place de la Concorde in Paris, France, July 14, 2020. Sign reads: "Behind the tributes Macron suffocates the hospital". REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A view shows a sign hanging from balloons in the air during the Bastille Day celebrations on Place de la Concorde in Paris, France, July 14, 2020. Sign reads: "Behind the tributes Macron suffocates the hospital". REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A view shows a sign hanging from balloons in the air during the Bastille Day celebrations on Place de la Concorde in Paris, France, July 14, 2020. Sign reads: "Behind the tributes Macron suffocates the hospital". REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Fire fighters take part in the annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

Fire fighters take part in the annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

Fire fighters take part in the annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS
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Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly past the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, next to Le Louvre museum, during the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, July 14.    REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly past the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, next to Le Louvre museum, during the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, July 14.   REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly past the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, next to Le Louvre museum, during the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, July 14.   REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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A Hawkeye and four Rafale M fighter jets patrol as they fly over Paris during annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14.    Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

A Hawkeye and four Rafale M fighter jets patrol as they fly over Paris during annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

A Hawkeye and four Rafale M fighter jets patrol as they fly over Paris during annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS
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French soldiers perform a military exercise during the Bastille Day celebrations on Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14.   REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

French soldiers perform a military exercise during the Bastille Day celebrations on Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

French soldiers perform a military exercise during the Bastille Day celebrations on Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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