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UPI horse racing roundup

UPI horse racing roundup

British Champions Day brings tears of joy at Ascot while another trio of British horses sweeps Canada's top turf races.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI horse racing weekend preview

UPI horse racing weekend preview

British flat racing season wraps up with Champions Day, Caulfield Cup in Australia and Canada's big international turf races.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI horse racing roundup

UPI horse racing roundup

Treve, Wise Dan triumphant on a huge weekend in Thoroughbred racing.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI horse racing weekend preview

UPI horse racing weekend preview

The biggest Thoroughbred racing weekend of the year features the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe card in France and coast-to-coast Breeders' Cup preps in the US.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI horse racing roundup

UPI horse racing roundup

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome fizzled badly in his weekend comeback while Kentucky Oaks winner Untapable sizzled -- at least by comparison.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI horse racing roundup

UPI horse racing roundup

Upsets of Treve and Australia, injury to Sea the Moon scramble picture for the Arc de Triomphe; Breeders' Cup fields start to take shape
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI horse racing roundup

UPI horse racing roundup

An upset in Germany's big race could affect the Arc de Triomphe odds; several U.S. horses return to form just in time to become Breeders' Cup threats.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI horse racing weekend preview

UPI horse racing weekend preview

Racing looks to the future this weekend -- the immediate future of year-end championship and the longer range of next year's Classics.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI horse racing weekend roundup

UPI horse racing weekend roundup

Two 3-year-olds who missed the Kentucky Derby look top-class after weekend wins; others include Japanese runners prepping for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Horse Racing Roundup

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
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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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