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Bastille Day military parade held in Paris

2012-07-15 06:45:48 GMT2012-07-15 14:45:48(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

French soldiers attend the annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2012. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)

The Patrouille de France military aerobaic team performs at the annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2012. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)

French soldiers attend the annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2012. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)

A French parachuter attends the annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2012. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)

French soldiers attend the annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2012. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)

Under grey sky of a windy day, French President Francois Hollande celebrated his first-ever National Day (known outside of France as Bastille Day) as head of state on Saturday with usual pomp, military parade and flight show.

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