- By Robert ZeligerRobert Zeliger is News Editor of Foreign Policy.
French troops marched down the Champs-Elysees today to mark Bastille Day, in front of thousands.
For you history buffs: the holiday celebrates July 14, 1789, the day angry crowds stormed the Bastille prison in Paris, helping to set off the French Revolution.
Below, A Republican Guard infantry regiment in today’s parade:
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A French Rafale jet flying over the famed Paris Arc de Triomphe:
Republican Guards riding down the Champs Elysees in front of the Arc:
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More from today’s impressive air show:
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French soldiers march in front of government officials, including President Nicolas Sarkozy:
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