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France’s Bastille Day military parade replaced by ceremony in Paris

FILE PHOTO: The traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s Bastille Day military parade marking its national day will be replaced by a ceremony on the Place de la Concorde square in central Paris, President Emmanuel Macron’s office said on Thursday.

The ceremony, which will include the traditional fly-over by the French air force, will honour the military’s participation in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic as well as frontline health care workers, the Elysee Palace said in a statement.

(Reporting by Michel Rose; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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