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Storming of the Bastille will be without fireworks?

July 14 2006

France celebrates its main national holiday. 217 years ago, July 14, 1789, Parisians stormed the Bastille. The celebration traditionally started at the traffic interchange with the Column of the Bastille in the center - is all that remains of the prison, a symbol of the French monarchy.

For the majority of the French Bastille Day - a joyful celebration. Few people are sorry about the monarchy, the symbol of the collapse of which was the seizure of the prison, even though the events on July 14 resulted in a penalty legitimate King Louis XVI, civil war and the Jacobin dictatorship.

In honor of the holiday, President Jacques Chirac arrived at the Champs-Elysees, to perform inspection of the troops. The parade opened the French Air Force pilots, and then came the infantry, cavalry and armored Republican Guard. Military parade watching the whole of Paris and millions of tourists.

The celebration will last until the night: in the streets put tables with refreshments, and across the country the sky is illuminated by thousands of fireworks. However, the grand fireworks display this year will not all: because of the unprecedented heat and for security in the southern provinces decided not to salute, say "News"

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