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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

21. Bastille Day

Nicolas Sarkozy was overseeing his first Champs Elysees parade as the new French President. He broke with tradition by inviting foreign military contingents, including from all 27 countries of the European Union at the recently held annual Bastille Day ( French Revolution ) celebrations in Paris. Flag bearers of the EU nations parade down the Champs Elysees. Mr Sarkozy said: "I wanted the national holiday to be a people's holiday." -AFP.