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**FILE** Syrian President Bashar Assad arrives July 14, 2008, with his wife, Asma, for the Bastille Day ceremonies in Paris. (Associated Press)

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Freshly baked baguettes from Paul bakery, to be used in the Baguette Relay Races, held at the United States Navy Memorial, to honor Bastille Day, in Washington, D.C., Thursday, July 14, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy (left) stands in his command car with Chief of Staff Adm. Edouard Guillaud (standing at right) during Bastille Day ceremonies in Paris on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. Thirteen African countries were invited to the ceremonies. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy (center left) and Chief of Staff Adm. Edouard Guillaud (center right) ride in the command car amid French Republican Horse Guards during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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A French paratrooper lands in the Place de la Concorde during the annual military parade on Bastille Day in Paris on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. Leaders and soldiers from 13 former French colonies in Africa, celebrating five decades of independence, were invited to take part in this year's parade. (UPI/David Silpa)

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Leaders of African countries that were previously French colonies watch the start of the annual military parade at the Place de la Concorde during the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. (UPI/David Silpa)

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With Cameroonian first lady Chantal Biya (left) looking on, French President Nicolas Sarkozy kisses the hand of his wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, during the annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Eric Feferberg, Pool)

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Republican soldiers stand at the start of the Bastille Day parade in Paris on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. Thirteen African countries were invited to the ceremonies. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

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French Republican Guards parade amid African military bands during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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Soldiers march in the annual military parade at the Place de la Concorde during the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. Leaders and soldiers from 13 former French colonies in Africa, celebrating five decades of independence, were invited to take part in this year's parade. (UPI/David Silpa)

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French paratroopers arrive at the start of the annual military parade at the Place de la Concorde during the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. Leaders and soldiers from 13 former French colonies in Africa, celebrating five decades of independence, were invited to take part in this year's parade. (UPI/David Silpa)

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French soldiers march during the annual military parade at the Place de la Concorde during the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. Leaders and soldiers from 13 former French colonies in Africa, celebrating five decades of independence, were invited to take part in this year's parade. (UPI/David Silpa)

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French soldiers arrive at the start of the annual military parade at the Place de la Concorde during the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. Leaders and soldiers from 13 former French colonies in Africa, celebrating five decades of independence, were invited to take part in this year's parade. (UPI/David Silpa)

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African military troops hold flags during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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Alphajets from the French air force's Patrouille de France, or French Acrobatic Patrol, fly above the Arc de Triomphe during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs Elysee in Paris on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)