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UPI Horse Racing Roundup

Del Mar and Saratoga hit full stride in weekend racing as several horses turn in nice comeback efforts from England to California.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
France celebrates Bastille Day [PHOTOS]

France celebrates Bastille Day [PHOTOS]

PARIS, July 14 (UPI) --Bastille Day was celebrated Monday with a large military parade in Paris that also honored the 100th anniversary of World War I.
JC Finley
UPI horse racing roundup

UPI horse racing roundup

A big weekend in Thoroughbred racing points toward some potential champions -- but which ones will live up to that potential?
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
The Fugue upsets Treve in Royal Ascot Wednesday feature race

The Fugue upsets Treve in Royal Ascot Wednesday feature race

The Fugue wins Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot, defeating Magician, Arc winner Treve and other international stars; other results and Thursday preview
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

Top weekend races run from Ascot's royal precincts to the bayou country of Louisiana; also featuring Thursday's Royal Ascot results.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Horse Racing Roundup

UPI Horse Racing Roundup

California Chrome comes up short of the Triple Crown at Belmont, Australia delivers the goods at Epsom in a busy weekend of Thoroughbred racing.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Horse Racing Roundup

UPI Horse Racing Roundup

Horse racing blossomed, springlike, around the world during the weekend with excitement from South Africa to France to Hong Kong.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

As American racing awaits the Kentucky Derby, Group 1 races in France and Hong Kong take the spotlight in weekend Thoroughbred racing.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer

Kentucky Derby trail heats up in Florida

The road to the Kentucky Derby warms up this weekend in Florida while other big-money races are scattered around the country.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Breeders' Cup Classic winner returns to action Saturday

Breeders' Cup Classic winner returns to action Saturday

Breeders' Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man makes his first start of the year Saturday in Florida, highlighting weekend racing.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Man arrested allegedly trying to extinguish eternal flame in Paris

PARIS, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A man who tried to put out the eternal flame honoring France's war dead at the Arc de Triomphe was drunk, Paris police said Wednesday.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Ryan Moore savors Japan Cup win, looks to future glory

Ryan Moore savors Japan Cup win, looks to future glory

TOKYO, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Ryan Moore, three-time English riding champion, Sunday added the Japan Cup to his list of world-class wins but says he isn't nearly done.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
The Red Bonnets of France

The Red Bonnets of France

PARIS, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- France is on the verge of a "social explosion," the country's top regional administrators warned the government in a leaked confidential report.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
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Arc de Triomphe
United Nations armored vehicles pass the Arc de Triomphe during the annual Bastille Day parade in Paris on July 14, 2008. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)
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The Arc de Triomphe, (Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile), is a monument in Paris that stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, (originally named Place de l'Étoile), at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. There is a smaller arch, the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, which stands west of the Louvre. The Arc de Triomphe, (in English: Triumphal Arch), honors those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Underneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.

The Arc de Triomphe is the linchpin of the historic axis (Axe historique) — a sequence of monuments and grand thoroughfares on a route which goes from the courtyard of the Louvre, to the Grande Arche de la Défense. The monument was designed by Jean Chalgrin in 1806, and its iconographic program pitted heroically nude French youths against bearded Germanic warriors in chain mail. It set the tone for public monuments, with triumphant patriotic messages, until World War I.

The monument stands 50 m (160 ft) in height, 45 m (148 ft) wide and 22 m (72 ft) deep. The large vault is 29.19 m (95.8 ft) high and 14.62 m (48.0 ft) wide. The small vault is 18.68 m (61.3 ft) high and 8.44 m (27.7 ft) wide. It is the second largest triumphal arch in existence. Its design was inspired by the Roman Arch of Titus. The Arc de Triomphe is so colossal that three weeks after the Paris victory parade in 1919, marking the end of hostilities in World War I, Charles Godefroy flew his Nieuport biplane through it, with the event captured on newsreel.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Arc de Triomphe."
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