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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

The Kentucky Derby and Belmont winners are back in weekend racing, though neither is favored in Saturday's $1 million Travers Stakes.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Grass racing highlights weekend action

Grass racing highlights weekend action

The Arlington Million and the Sword Dancer highlight a full weekend racing agenda on the green grass with lots of green in the purses.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

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

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing action

Saratoga and Del Mar swing into full action this weekend and serious action for the 2-year-old set dots the racing landscape.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

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

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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

Police close to identifying suspect who stabbed French soldier

PARIS, May 27 (UPI) -- French authorities said they are making progress in identifying the person responsible for stabbing a French soldier in Paris.
A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

The Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer and, with no Triple Crown hopes to extend the spring, also kicks off a "second season" of racing.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

A preview of weekend Thoroughbred racing

On the weekend between the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, the racing world holds its breath, hoping something good is about to happen.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Thousands protest same-sex marriage bill

PARIS, March 25 (UPI) -- Some people participating in a huge Paris protest against a same-sex marriage bill clashed with police who fired tear gas to control the crowd, officials said.

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

It's Super Saturday in Dubai and yet another weekend of sorting out Kentucky Derby candidates in the United States.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
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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