No pa­rade to mark Bastille Day in France amid COVID-19 surge

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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.

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