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US troops march in Paris ahead of Trump's Bastille Day visit
July 10, 2017 / 1:01 PM / 4 months ago

US troops march in Paris ahead of Trump's Bastille Day visit

PARIS, July 10 (Reuters) - Scores of United States troops, some wearing World War One-era helmets, marched in formation on the Champs Elysees in the early hours of Monday in a rehearsal for the Bastille Day military parade, which will be attended by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Some 190 troops from the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force will march on Friday with thousands of French servicemen and women in the parade and U.S. planes will contribute to the grand flypast.

The troops included members of the U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry Division, which was founded in 1917, the same year that the United States entered World War One.

Trump will be attending the July 14 festivities at the invitation of newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron.

Reporting by Reuters TV, writing by Mark Hanrahan in London; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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