2017 Bastille Day parade in Paris (9 images)

Bastille Day celebrations took place in Paris on July 14, 2017. Members of the French military marched along the parade route down the Champs-Élysées in the annual celebration of the start of the French Revolution.
Updated: July 14, 2017 at 3:19 PM
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U.S. Air Force F-16 Thunderbirds participate in the annual Bastille Day military parade. The first parade was held on July 14, 1790, one year after the storming of the Bastille. Photo by David Silpa/UPI
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French soldiers march in the annual parade. The Bastille was a prison in Paris where King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette held dissidents. Photo by David Silpa/UPI
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French President Emmanuel Macron arrives at the parade. The French Revolution began on July 14, 1789, when a group stormed the Bastille. Photo by David Silpa/UPI
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American soldiers participate in the annual parade. Bastille Day has been a national holiday in France since 1880. Photo by David Silpa/UPI
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French soldiers march in the parade. Since 1918, the event has been held on the Champs-Élysées. Photo by David Silpa/UPI
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American soldiers participate in the annual Bastille Day military parade. U.S. President Donald Trump was the guest of honor as this year's parade celebrated 100 years since the Americans entered WWI. Photo by David Silpa/UPI
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From left to right, U.S. first lady Melania Trump, U.S. President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and French first lady Brigitte Macron attend the annual Bastille Day military parade. Photo by David Silpa/UPI
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