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Bastille under the threat of terrorist attacks

July 14 2005

Traditional military parade on the occasion of the French national holiday Bastille Day took place on the Champs Elysees in Paris. The celebration began with a greeting by French President Jacques Chirac, who traveled the operation of troops, accompanied by Chief of General Staff and Commander of the capital military district.

After the speech, a military band, which ended in the execution of the Marseillaise - the national anthem of France, started the parade, which began with the flight of nine fighters depicted in the sky over Paris, French tricolor.

Behind them on the Champs Elysees swept other aircraft, and then on the main Avenue of Paris marched from different species and types of troops, cadets of military schools, part of the Republican Guard, gendarmerie and police.

The parade took place under conditions of enhanced security measures. From the early morning sky over Paris helicopters scoured the gendarmerie in the region of the Champs Elysees was concentrated 5,000 policemen, gendarmes and agents in civilian clothes, said "Polit.Ru.

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