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France says 'merci' to virus heroes on poignant Bastille Day

Medics in white coats replaced uniformed soldiers as stars of ceremonies



Fireworks illuminate the Eiffel Tower in Paris during Bastille Day celebrations late Tuesday, July 14, 2020.
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Fireworks illuminate the Eiffel Tower in Paris during Bastille Day celebrations late Tuesday, July 14, 2020.
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People attend the fireworks display by the Eiffel Tower in Paris during Bastille Day celebrations late Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Bastille Day marks the July 14, 1789, storming of the Bastille prison by angry Paris crowds that helped spark the French Revolution.
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People attend the fireworks display by the Eiffel Tower in Paris during Bastille Day celebrations late Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Bastille Day marks the July 14, 1789, storming of the Bastille prison by angry Paris crowds that helped spark the French Revolution.
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Hospital workers demonstrate on Bastille Day in Paris, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. French hospital workers are protesting to demand better pay and more investment in France's public hospital system, which is considered among the world's best but struggled to handle a flux of virus patients after years of cost cuts.
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Hospital workers demonstrate on Bastille Day in Paris, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. French hospital workers are protesting to demand better pay and more investment in France's public hospital system, which is considered among the world's best but struggled to handle a flux of virus patients after years of cost cuts.
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Members of medical staff pose with the French flag as they take part in the annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. France are honoring nurses, ambulance drivers, supermarket cashiers and others on its biggest national holiday
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Members of medical staff pose with the French flag as they take part in the annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. France are honoring nurses, ambulance drivers, supermarket cashiers and others on its biggest national holiday
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Members of medical staff pose with the French flag as they take part in the annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. France are honoring nurses, ambulance drivers, supermarket cashiers and others on its biggest national holiday
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Members of medical staff pose with the French flag as they take part in the annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. France are honoring nurses, ambulance drivers, supermarket cashiers and others on its biggest national holiday
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A firefighter wears a face mask with the colors of the French flag, prior to the Bastille Day parade Tuesday, July 14, 2020 on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris.
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A firefighter wears a face mask with the colors of the French flag, prior to the Bastille Day parade Tuesday, July 14, 2020 on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris.
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Guests watch form the top of the Arc de Triomphe the French Alpha jets of the Patrouille de France flying over the Champs Elysees avenue during the Bastille Day military parade, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in Paris.
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Guests watch form the top of the Arc de Triomphe the French Alpha jets of the Patrouille de France flying over the Champs Elysees avenue during the Bastille Day military parade, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in Paris.
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France's President Emmanuel Macron, right, greets Director General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at the end of the Bastille Day military parade, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in Paris.
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France's President Emmanuel Macron, right, greets Director General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at the end of the Bastille Day military parade, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in Paris.
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France's soldiers give first aid to a guest feeling bad during the Bastille Day military parade, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in Paris.
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France's soldiers give first aid to a guest feeling bad during the Bastille Day military parade, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in Paris.
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Friends share a drink and watch the sunset during Bastille Day in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday July 14, 2020.
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Friends share a drink and watch the sunset during Bastille Day in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday July 14, 2020.
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