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American in Paris: Trump is Guest of Honor at Bastille Day Parade

Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron watched as American and French troops marched side by side in the Bastille Day Parade.

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French President Emmanuel Macron and French Army Gen. Pierre de Villiers arrive in a command car for the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on July 14, 2017.

French President Emmanuel Macron and French Army Gen. Pierre de Villiers arrive in a command car for the traditional Bastille Day parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on July 14, 2017.

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U.S. soldiers wearing World War I helmets march past Macron, his wife Brigitte Macron, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump. 
This year's Bastille Day parade has dual symbolism: Not only does it celebrate July 14, France's most important holiday, marking the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789, which helped spark the French Revolution. It also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I.

U.S. soldiers wearing World War I helmets march past Macron, his wife Brigitte Macron, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump.

This year's Bastille Day parade has dual symbolism: Not only does it celebrate July 14, France's most important holiday, marking the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789, which helped spark the French Revolution. It also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Trump and the first lady applaud during the parade. 

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Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly over the Champs-Elysees avenue during the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Alpha jets from the French Air Force fly over the Champs-Elysees. 

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A girl waves the French and US flag during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017.

The parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULTCHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images

A girl waves the French and U.S. flags during the parade. 

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US President Donald Trump (L) and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron chat as they watch the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017.

The parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULTCHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images

Trump attended the event as Macron’s guest of honor.

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Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly over the Louvre museum during the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

French Air Force jets fly over the Louvre museum. 

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Students of the special military school of Saint-Cyr march on the Place de la Concorde during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Cadets from the military school of Saint-Cyr march on the Place de la Concorde. 

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Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly over the Arc de Triomphe during the Bastille Day military parade on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017.  REUTERS/Etienne Laurent/Pool

French Air Force jets fly over the Arc de Triomphe. 

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Members of the 5e Regiment de Dragons (5th Dragoon Regiment) parade on Leclerc tanks during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017.

The parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images

Members of the 5th Dragoon Regiment parade on Leclerc tanks. 

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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel during the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over the Arc de Triomphe. 

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epaselect epa06086309 French Republican guards march during the Bastille Day military parade on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, 14 July 2017. Bastille Day, the French National Day, is held annually on 14 July to commemorate the storming of the Bastille fortress in 1789.  EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT/POOL / POOL MAXPPP OUT

French Republican guards march in front of the Arc de Triomphe. 

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Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron and Donald and Melania Trump stand in front of a huge American flag unfurled by soldiers. 

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French President Emmanuel Macron (L) bids farewell to his US counterpart Donald Trump after the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017.

Bastille Day, the French National Day, is held annually each July 14, to commemorate the storming of the Bastille fortress in 1789. This years parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images

Macron bids farewell to Trump after the parade. 

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French President Emmanuel Macron meets the crowds following the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017.

The parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULTCHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images

Macron greets crowd of spectators following the parade. 

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Image: French President Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with President Donald Trump

Macron talks with Trump after the parade. 

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An aerial view shows the Arc de Triomphe before the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017.

The parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARDJEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images

The Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysee before the parade. 

Related: France Celebrates Bastille Day With American Twist

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