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Bastille Day fireworks mark WW1 centenary

Bastille Day fireworks mark WW1 centenary
The impressive Bastille fireworks display paid tribute to the "Great War' this year. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP
Paris put on a spectacular fireworks display on Monday night as part of the annual July 14th, Bastille Day celebrations. The 35-minute pyrotechnics display was designed to mark the centenary of World War One. See some of the impressive images and videos here.

The annual Bastille Day celebrations were brought to a spectacular close on Monday night with the annual fireworks display at the Eiffel Tower.

For the first time since 2002 fireworks were launched from the Eiffel Tower itself in a show that was specially designed to mark the centenary of World War One.

The display took six months to design, and cost half a million euros, but it was certainly impressive.

Here's some images from the display and a video from BFM TV station.

 

And here's a couple of videos:

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