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France celebrates 230th Bastille Day on July 14
Paris hosted the traditional fireworks on the Eiffel Tower on Sunday, July 14 to celebrate the French national day, Bastille Day. (Photo: AP)
Paris hosted the traditional fireworks on the Eiffel Tower on Sunday, July 14 to celebrate the French national day, Bastille Day. (Photo: AP)
Bastille Day marks the national day of France. It is of extreme historic importance as it was on this day that the storming of Bastille prison took place. (Photo: AP)
Bastille Day marks the national day of France. It is of extreme historic importance as it was on this day that the storming of Bastille prison took place. (Photo: AP)
July 14, 1789 marked the turning point of French revolution. (Photo: AP)
July 14, 1789 marked the turning point of French revolution. (Photo: AP)
On this day, celebrations take place without fail. The motto "liberté, égalité, fraternité" is kept in mind which was embraced during the time of turbulence when the French refused absolute monarchy. (Photo: AP)
On this day, celebrations take place without fail. The motto "liberté, égalité, fraternité" is kept in mind which was embraced during the time of turbulence when the French refused absolute monarchy. (Photo: AP)
People are encouraged to let loose until dawn. (Photo: AP)
People are encouraged to let loose until dawn. (Photo: AP)
It was only in 1880 that this day was declared a national holiday by law. (Photo: AP)
It was only in 1880 that this day was declared a national holiday by law. (Photo: AP)
French Alpha jets of the Patrouille de France spray lines of smoke in the colors of the French flag over the Champs-Elysees avenue during the Bastille Day parade in Paris, France, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (Photo: AP)
French Alpha jets of the Patrouille de France spray lines of smoke in the colors of the French flag over the Champs-Elysees avenue during the Bastille Day parade in Paris, France, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (Photo: AP)
France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures in his command car next to French Armies Chief Staff General Francois Lecointre as they review troops before the start of the Bastille Day military parade down the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris Sunday, July 14, 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron has overseen France's annual Bastille Day celebration, which this year showcased European defense cooperation. (Photo: AP)
France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures in his command car next to French Armies Chief Staff General Francois Lecointre as they review troops before the start of the Bastille Day military parade down the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris Sunday, July 14, 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron has overseen France's annual Bastille Day celebration, which this year showcased European defense cooperation. (Photo: AP)
France's President Emmanuel Macron stands in his command car next to French Armies Chief Staff General Francois Lecointre as they review troops before the start of the Bastille Day military parade down the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris Sunday, July 14, 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron has overseen France's annual Bastille Day celebration, which this year showcased European defense cooperation. (Photo: AP)
France's President Emmanuel Macron stands in his command car next to French Armies Chief Staff General Francois Lecointre as they review troops before the start of the Bastille Day military parade down the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris Sunday, July 14, 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron has overseen France's annual Bastille Day celebration, which this year showcased European defense cooperation. (Photo: AP)