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High Security for Paris Parade

France’s Bastille Day parade has passed off peacefully amid tight security a year after an attempt to assassinate President Jacques Chirac. For the first time the parade was headed by a German general, Holger Kammerhoff, leading 120 troops from the five-nation Eurocorps, based in Strasbourg. Nearly 5,000 police were guarding against any new assassination attempts, terrorist attacks or demonstrations. Mr Chirac later used a set-piece television interview to back his government’s pension reform plans. Nearly 4,000 troops, 280 horses, 350 vehicles and more than 100 took part in the parade down the Champs Elysees. Full Story

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