In photos: France marks Bastille Day with spectacular parade

View of the parade on Champs-Elysées Symbol copyright AFP

The Once A Year Bastille Day parade – marking the storming of the Bastille jail in 1789, an event that helped spark the French Revolution – has been going down in Paris.

Here are a few of essentially the most striking images from the celebrations.

Alpha Jets overflying the capital with plumes of smoke in the colours of the French flag Image copyright AFP

The day’s events noticed France’s Alpha Jets fly prior the Arc de Triomphe…

Alpha Jets fly over the Louvre Symbol copyright EPA

… and over the Louvre artwork museum. however the fabulous view was fairly marred by an obvious mix-up of colours representing the French flag.

President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte were there. Image copyright EPA

President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte were there.

President Macron rides with the French army chief of staff Image copyright Reuters

Mr Macron rode in a jeep alongside the French military chief of staff Gen François Lecointre and the French Republican Shield at the French capital’s well-known Champs-Elysées avenue.

Earlier this 12 months, Mr Macron presented a plan to deliver back national service for all 16-12 months-olds as a way of marketing a way of civic responsibility and nationwide unity amongst French youth.

France brings again national service Singaporean troops parading in the boulevard Image copyright AFP

Singaporean troops, observed here, and Eastern infantrymen were also invited to take part within the parade.

Last 12 months US troops participated, marking ONE HUNDRED years considering the fact that US forces entered World Warfare One, and President Donald Trump was the visitor of honour.

Trump applauds troops at 2017 Bastille Day parade Five times Macron ripped into Trumpism Gendarmes, firefighters and other units march Image copyright AFP

Gendarmes, firefighters and other devices joined this year’s parade.

The Chasseurs Alpins (Alpine Hunters) march Symbol copyright AFP

there were many different vibrant uniforms on show – the Alpine Hunters marched in white.

Gendarmes pick up their bikes after colliding Image copyright Reuters

But now not everything went exactly as planned – these gendarmes on motorbikes collided as they traced patterns around the Position de la Concorde.

Mr Macron and the group applauded as they righted their bikes.

French republican guard motorcyclist doing a stunt Image copyright AFP

However issues went a bit of more easily for the stunt bikers of the Republican Protect.

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