France has celebrated Bastille Day 2015 with a military parade in Paris. Anti-terrorist forces joined the troops marching down the Champs-Élysées for the first time as the country's leadership tries to show its strength against extremists.

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Troops march down the Champs Elysees during the annual Bastille Day military parade in ParisMal Langsdon/Reuters
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Members of the RAID, a special elite unit of the French National Police, march down the Champs ElyseesThomas Samson/AFP

Fighter jets trailing smoke in the colours of the national flag flew over the Arc d'Triomphe, as President Francois Hollande presided over the parade.

Alongside him was his guest of honour, Mexico's president Enrique Pena Nieto, whose government is reeling from the audacious prison break of drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman.

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French President Francois Hollande reviews the troops from a command vehicle on the Champs Elysees at the start of the traditional Bastille Day military parade in ParisMal Langsdon/Reuters
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Francois Hollande greets Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto and first lady Angelica RiveraMal Langsdon/Reuters
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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto chats to his wife Angelica Rivera during the Bastille Day military paradeThomas Samson/AFP
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Mexican Army cadets hold falcons on the Champs Elysees avenueJoel Saget/AFP
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Mexican army falconers march with birds of prey during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Place de la Concorde in ParisCharles Platiau/Reuters
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Alpha Jets of the French Air Force release blue, white and red smoke as they fly over the Arc d'TriompheAlain Jocard/AFP
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French Air Force Alphajets, flying in the formation of a Croix de Lorraine cross and releasing trails of red, white and blue smoke, fly over the Pyramid of the Louvre MuseumGonzalo Fuentes/Reuters
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A French Air Force C-160 Transall military transport plane flies over the July Column on the Place de la BastilleJacques Demarthon/AFP
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Alphajets from the French Air Force fly over the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-ElyseesPhilippe Wojazer/Reuters
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A picture taken from a French Air Force C-135 FR refuelling tanker aircraft over the Arc de Triomphe shows troops marching on the Champs-ElyseesFranck Pennant/AFP
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Four Mirage 2000D jets fly in formation over the Champs-ElyseesJoel Saget/AFP
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Tanks rumble down the Champs Elysee avenue during the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris on 14 July 2015Reuters
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French troops in armoured vehicles take part in the annual Bastille Day military parade in ParisJoel Saget/AFP
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Pioneers of the French Foreign Legion march on the Champs ElyseesJoel Saget/AFP
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A soldier of the French Foreign Legion takes a picture on the Champs ElyseesJoel Saget/AFP
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Students of the Ecole Polytechnique (military school) pose on the Champs ElyseesJoel Saget/AFP
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French President Francois Hollande reviews the troops on the Place de la ConcordePascal Rossignol/Reuters
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Members of the 17e regiment du genie parachutistes (French 17th Parachutist Engineer Regiment) march down the Champs ElyseesThomas Samson/AFP
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Troops of the 27eme Bataillon de chasseurs alpins (French Alpine Hunters Battalion) march during the annual Bastille Day military paradeAlain Jocard/AFP
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French firemen march during the traditional Bastille Day military paradeMal Langsdon/Reuters
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A paratrooper lands on the Place de la ConcordeAlain Jocard/AFP

The annual holiday celebrates the storming of the Bastille prison, which marked the start of the 1789 French Revolution.