Soldiers participate in a military parade celebrating Independence Day at the Zocalo square in downtown Mexico City
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Mexico Independence Day marked with huge military parade

17 September 2013 Last updated at 16:59 BST

A huge military parade has taken place in Mexico City in front of the country's President Pena Nieto and thousands of spectators, as part of the country's 203rd Independence Day celebrations.

Some planned festivities in other parts of Mexico had to be cancelled as two powerful storms hit the country simultaneously.

Bruno Garcez reports.