Paris flare for Bastille Day

Last updated 12:00 16/07/2012

Parisians celebrate French national day under the Eiffel Tower.

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France enjoyed its La Fete Nationale at the weekend as its citizens gathered to celebrate Bastille Day on July 14.

It marks the day in 1790 when the prison-fortress in Paris was stormed by the public during the French Revolution.

The act symbolises the overthrowing of aristocracy and beginnings of the modern French nation.

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