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Jul 19, 2016

Bird’s eye view of Bastille Day

Bird’s eye view of Bastille Day

Alpha jets were among dozens of aircraft taking part in the annual Bastille Day military parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees. The views these pilots gets are amazing.

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Four Mirage 2000C and two Alpha jets participate in the Bastille Day military parade as they fly over the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14 2016. CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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Alpha Jet planes are lined up on the runway before taking off for the Bastille day parade on the Evreux airbase, July 14, 2016. PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

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Four Mirage 2000C and one Alpha jet fly over Paris on their way to participate in the Bastille day parade, July 14 2016. PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

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Four Mirage 2000C and two Alpha jets fly over Paris during in the Bastille Day parade, July 14, 2016. BENOIT TESSIER/REUTERS

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Reuters photographer Philippe Wojazer is seen in the overhead mirror in an Alpha jet plane on its way back from the Bastille Day parade to Cazaux airbase, July 14, 2016. PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

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Four Mirage 2000C and one Alpha jet flight over Paris, France, on their way to participate in the Bastille Day military parade, July 14 2016. PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

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Pilots are briefed on the Evreux airbase, before taking off for the Bastille day Parade over Paris, July 14, 2016. PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

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Group chief "Schreck" (a nickname) (R) speaks at a briefing before take off from the Evreux airbase to participate in the Bastille Day parade over Paris, July 14, 2016. PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

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Reuters photographer Philippe Wojazer is seen in an Alpha jet plane, on its way to the Evreux airbase from Cazaux airbase July 13, 2016. PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

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Alpha Jet pilot Benoit holds a life jacket as he gets in his plane before taking off for the Bastille Day parade on the Evreux airbase, July 14, 2016. PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

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Jets fly over Paris on their way to participate in the Bastille Day parade, July 14, 2016. PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

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An instructor teaches Reuters photographer Philippe Wojazer how to use the ejection seat at Cazaux airbase, July 12, 2016. PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

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