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French celebrate Bastille Day

Updated 0650 GMT (1450 HKT) July 15, 2012
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People watch as fireworks illuminate the night sky near the Eiffel Tower during the annual Bastille Day celebrations on July 14, 2012 in Paris. AFP/Getty Images
The Patrouille de France military planes fly over the Champs Elysee avenue in Paris to open the Bastille Day military parade. AFP/Getty Images
Soldiers from the 92nd Infantry Regiment march down the Champs Elysees with Panhard light armoured vehicles. AFP/Getty Images
France's President Francois Hollande (left) and French Army Chief of Staff Admiral Edouard Guillaud review the troops. AFP/Getty Images
Crowds line the Champs Elysees to watch the Bastille Day parade. AFP/Getty Images
French paratroopers from the 1st Parachute Chasseur Regiment on parade in Paris. AFP/Getty Images
French military aircraft fly over the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to celebrate Bastille Day. AFP/Getty Images