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African troops hold flags during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. France invited former African colonies celebrating five decades of independence to take part in the parade. President Nicolas Sarkozy has defended himself from critics who asked whether the invitation stemmed from nostalgia for the colonial era. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Photo by: FRANCOIS MORI
African troops hold flags during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. France invited former African colonies celebrating five decades of independence to take part in the parade. President Nicolas Sarkozy has defended himself from critics who asked whether the invitation stemmed from nostalgia for the colonial era. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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