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Fireworks salute Bastille Day’s traditional military parade

Fireworks salute Bastille Day’s traditional military parade

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UPDATE: Fireworks ignite the French sky as another Bastille Day comes to an end.

On July 14, 1789, the people of France stormed the Bastille violently adding momentum to the French Revolution. The medieval fortress and prison had become a symbol of the King’s authority, who stood by and watched as the French economy plummeted and taxes soared.

The annual Bastille Day celebration honors this victory with one of Europe’s largest military parades along the Champs-Élysées in Paris. This year’s parade strove to be a grand event for French President Francois Hollande’s first year in office.

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A Parade of Ships sails into New York City for the 25th annual Fleet Week

A Parade of Ships sails into New York City for the 25th annual Fleet Week

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Festivities for the 25th annual Fleet Week celebration kicked off in New York Harbor yesterday, May 23, 2012. Fleet week began in 1984 to celebrate the U.S. Navy and Marines Corps with a week of ship visitations and military demonstrations. A military flyover on Memorial Day completes the celebration to honor those killed while serving in the military.

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