Nine jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France releasing trails of red, white and blue smoke
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France honours Mali troops on Bastille Day

French President Francois Hollande has attended a traditional military parade to mark Bastille Day in Paris.

Jets released trails of the national flag colours, red white and blue, above crowds on the Champs-Elysees avenue.

The parade was led by troops from Mali along with French troops who took part in the country's intervention there to repel an Islamist insurgency.

Jeffrey Payment, a tourist from London, who watched the parade said: "I can feel very proud now, even if I'm not French, I feel very proud."

  • 14 Jul 2013
  • From the section Europe
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