Traditional Bastille Day celebrations begin in Paris under high security measures. Donald Trump is guest of honor. DW has the pictures.
Troops parading for the traditional military parade.
French President Emmanuel Macron and Chief of the Defense Staff of the French Army General Pierre de Villiers arrive on the Champs-Elysess avenue.
The Trumps are honorary guests at this year's celebrations.
US troops were taking part in the parade.
About 200 troops from US European Command were leading the parade to mark the centennial of the US entry into World War I.
Members of the French Republican Guard march as they arrive for the traditional Bastille day military parade.
The parade marks 100 years since the Americans entered World War One.
Jets from the Air Force Patrouille de France flying over the French sky.
Tight security measures were high priority.
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As Washington doubts its relationship with the EU, more European officials have called for lessening the bloc's reliance on the US. Macron said he would unveil proposals to bolster EU security "in the coming months."
France is gearing up for the national Bastille Day holiday and the World Cup final against Croatia. Authorities said they would deploy a massive police presence to ensure "peace of mind" during the festivities.
Syria's northwestern Idlib region — crammed with civilians and rebels close to Turkey — needs Russia's "moderating manner," Chancellor Angela Merkel has told US President Donald Trump, according to her spokesman.
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