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France marks Bastille Day

Fireworks explode in the sky above the Eiffel Tower, in a picture taken from the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, at the end of Bastille Day events in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Fireworks explode in the sky above the Eiffel Tower, in a picture taken from the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, at the end of Bastille Day events in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Fireworks explode in the sky above the Eiffel Tower, in a picture taken from the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, at the end of Bastille Day events in Paris, July 14. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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European troops attend the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

European troops attend the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

European troops attend the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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France's President Emmanuel Macron stands in an Acmat VLRA vehicle next to French army's chief of staff General Francois Lecointre as they review troops before the start of the Bastille Day military parade down the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

France's President Emmanuel Macron stands in an Acmat VLRA vehicle next to French army's chief of staff General Francois Lecointre as they review troops before the start of the Bastille Day military parade down the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris....more

France's President Emmanuel Macron stands in an Acmat VLRA vehicle next to French army's chief of staff General Francois Lecointre as they review troops before the start of the Bastille Day military parade down the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS
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Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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The Cavalry Regiment of the French Republican Guard parades during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

The Cavalry Regiment of the French Republican Guard parades during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

The Cavalry Regiment of the French Republican Guard parades during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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Helicopters fly over the Champs-Elysees Avenue and the Arc de Triomphe during the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Helicopters fly over the Champs-Elysees Avenue and the Arc de Triomphe during the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Helicopters fly over the Champs-Elysees Avenue and the Arc de Triomphe during the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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A tank rolls down the Champs-Elysees Avenue during the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A tank rolls down the Champs-Elysees Avenue during the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A tank rolls down the Champs-Elysees Avenue during the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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Fireworks explode in the sky above the Eiffel Tower, in a picture taken from the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, at the end of Bastille Day events in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Fireworks explode in the sky above the Eiffel Tower, in a picture taken from the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, at the end of Bastille Day events in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Fireworks explode in the sky above the Eiffel Tower, in a picture taken from the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, at the end of Bastille Day events in Paris. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Students of the Ecole Polytechnique (Special military school of Polytechnique) march during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Students of the Ecole Polytechnique (Special military school of Polytechnique) march during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Students of the Ecole Polytechnique (Special military school of Polytechnique) march during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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French Army soldiers hold anti-drone guns during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

French Army soldiers hold anti-drone guns during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

French Army soldiers hold anti-drone guns during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Portugal's President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron attend the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Portugal's President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron attend the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal...more

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Portugal's President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron attend the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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French Gendarmes remove fences next to a burning portable toilet during clashes with protesters on the Champs Elysees avenue after the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

French Gendarmes remove fences next to a burning portable toilet during clashes with protesters on the Champs Elysees avenue after the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

French Gendarmes remove fences next to a burning portable toilet during clashes with protesters on the Champs Elysees avenue after the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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Soldiers of the 132e cynotechnic infantry regiment march with their dogs during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Soldiers of the 132e cynotechnic infantry regiment march with their dogs during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Soldiers of the 132e cynotechnic infantry regiment march with their dogs during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron greet troops and guests after the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron greet troops and guests after the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron greet troops and guests after the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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Students of the Ecole Nationale des Sous-officiers d'Active march during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Students of the Ecole Nationale des Sous-officiers d'Active march during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Students of the Ecole Nationale des Sous-officiers d'Active march during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Portugal's President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe attend the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Portugal's President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe attend the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the...more

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Portugal's President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe attend the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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French President Emmanuel Macron and Chief of the Defense Staff of the French Army General Francois Lecointre arrive in a command car for the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

French President Emmanuel Macron and Chief of the Defense Staff of the French Army General Francois Lecointre arrive in a command car for the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

French President Emmanuel Macron and Chief of the Defense Staff of the French Army General Francois Lecointre arrive in a command car for the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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An empty Champs-Elysees Avenue is seen after the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

An empty Champs-Elysees Avenue is seen after the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

An empty Champs-Elysees Avenue is seen after the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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Pioneers of the Foreign Legion regiment march during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Pioneers of the Foreign Legion regiment march during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Pioneers of the Foreign Legion regiment march during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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French firefighters march during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

French firefighters march during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

French firefighters march during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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Franky Zapata flies on a Flyboard during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue with the Eiffel Tower in the background in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Franky Zapata flies on a Flyboard during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue with the Eiffel Tower in the background in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Franky Zapata flies on a Flyboard during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue with the Eiffel Tower in the background in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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