Saturday, July 14, 2018

France celebrates Bastille Day, eyes World Cup final

France celebrates Bastille Day
France marked Bastille Day on Saturday with a military parade, an appearance by the president and an aeronautical flub, all under the eye of extra security as the country prepares for its first World Cup final since 2006.

The country held its annual military parade down the Champs-Elysées to mark the holiday, with groups of troops marching in matching, brightly colored uniforms. Singaporean troops joined the parade this year to accompany the guest of honor, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Bastille Day marks the storming of the Bastille military prison in 1789, an event that sparked the French Revolution.

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