No parade to mark Bastille Day in France amid COVID-19 surge
France marked Bastille Day with a relatively quiet ceremony at the eastern end of the Champs-Élysées. For the first time in 75 years, the annual military parade down the hallowed boulevard to mark the storming of the Bastille fortress in 1789 was canceled. More than 30,000 have died in France, and the country is experiencing a surge in new cases. President Emmanuel Macron said he wants masks to be required in all indoor public places starting Aug. 1.