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French elite acrobatic flying team ‘Patrouille de France’ (PAF) perform a flying display of the French national flag over the Arc de Triomphe during the Bastille Day military ceremony in Paris, July 14, 2020. (AFP)
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Second Republican infantry guard regiment take part in the annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14, 2020. (Reuters)
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French President’s wife Brigitte Macron attends the annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14, 2020. (Reuters)
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Second Regiment of Dragons take part in the annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14, 2020. (Reuters)
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France’s President Emmanuel Macron, left, and France’s Prime Minister Jean Castex, wearing face masks, at the Bastille Day military parade, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Paris. (AP Photo)
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French Health Minister Olivier Veran and French President’s wife Brigitte Macron speak to medical staff at the end of the annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, July 14, 2020. (Reuters)
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Medical staff pose with the French flag as they take part in the annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (AP Photo)
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French elite acrobatic flying team ‘Patrouille de France’ (PAF) perform a flying display of the French national flag over the Louvre pyramid, designed by Chinese architect Ieoh Ming Pei, during the Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, on July 14, 2020. (AFP)
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Updated 14 July 2020

France celebrates Bastille Day

Doctors and nurses joined soldiers in France’s annual Bastille Day military parade as a scaled-down ceremony honoured healthcare and other essential workers, who are bringing the country through the coronavirus crisis.