Celebrated on the 14th of July, Bastille Day (French National Day) celebrations were held yesterday in the country capital Paris. A Parade was held at the starting of the day which has been a tradition since the 1880's and is known as the largest and the oldest military parade in all of Europe.

On late Sunday a show of Fireworks were also displayed which illuminated the Eiffel Tower with different colors.

The Eiffel Tower is illuminated during the traditional Bastille Day fireworks display in Paris. — Reuters Photo
The Eiffel Tower is illuminated during the traditional Bastille Day fireworks display in Paris. — Reuters Photo
Nine alphajets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France releasing trails of red, white and blue smoke, colors of French national flag, fly during the traditional Bastille day military parade. — Reuters Photo
Nine alphajets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France releasing trails of red, white and blue smoke, colors of French national flag, fly during the traditional Bastille day military parade. — Reuters Photo
The French aerial display team Patrouille de France (French Aerobatic Patrol) flies in front of the Eiffel tower as part of the traditionnal Bastille day military parade. — Reuters Photo
The French aerial display team Patrouille de France (French Aerobatic Patrol) flies in front of the Eiffel tower as part of the traditionnal Bastille day military parade. — Reuters Photo
Soldiers from the French Foreign Legion take part in the traditional Bastille day military parade on the Champs Elysee in Paris July 14, 2013. — Reuters Photo
Soldiers from the French Foreign Legion take part in the traditional Bastille day military parade on the Champs Elysee in Paris July 14, 2013. — Reuters Photo
The French aerial display team Patrouille de France (French Aerobatic Patrol) flies over the Champs Elysees as part of the traditional Bastille Day parade. — Reuters Photo
The French aerial display team Patrouille de France (French Aerobatic Patrol) flies over the Champs Elysees as part of the traditional Bastille Day parade. — Reuters Photo
Fireworks burst around the Eiffel Tower in Paris. —  AFP Photo
Fireworks burst around the Eiffel Tower in Paris. — AFP Photo
French President Francois Hollande and his companion Valerie Trierweiler attend the traditional Bastille day military parade. — Reuters Photo
French President Francois Hollande and his companion Valerie Trierweiler attend the traditional Bastille day military parade. — Reuters Photo
The French aerial display team Patrouille de France (French Aerobatic Patrol) flies over the capital. — Reuters Photo
The French aerial display team Patrouille de France (French Aerobatic Patrol) flies over the capital. — Reuters Photo
French President Francois Hollande reviews the troops while descending from the Champs Elysees at the start of the traditional Bastille Day military parade. — Reuters Photo
French President Francois Hollande reviews the troops while descending from the Champs Elysees at the start of the traditional Bastille Day military parade. — Reuters Photo
Fireworks illuminate the Eiffel Tower in Paris during Bastille Day celebrations late Sunday, July 14, 2013. — AP Photo
Fireworks illuminate the Eiffel Tower in Paris during Bastille Day celebrations late Sunday, July 14, 2013. — AP Photo
A picturew shows the Eiffel Tower in Paris on July 14, 2013 during France's annual Bastille Day celebrations. — AFP Photo
A picturew shows the Eiffel Tower in Paris on July 14, 2013 during France's annual Bastille Day celebrations. — AFP Photo
The Eiffel Tower and La Defense business district (background) are seen during the traditional Bastille Day in Paris July 14, 2013. — Reuters Photo
The Eiffel Tower and La Defense business district (background) are seen during the traditional Bastille Day in Paris July 14, 2013. — Reuters Photo
Fireworks burst around the Eiffel Tower in Paris, — AFP Photo
Fireworks burst around the Eiffel Tower in Paris, — AFP Photo
The Eiffel Tower is illuminated during the traditional Bastille Day fireworks display in Paris. — Reuters Photo
The Eiffel Tower is illuminated during the traditional Bastille Day fireworks display in Paris. — Reuters Photo

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