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Sunday, 14 July, 2002, 18:49 GMT 19:49 UK
In pictures: Bastille Day drama
France's lavish celebrations for Bastille Day are overshadowed by the arrest of a neo-Nazi for firing a shot as President Jacques Chirac passes by.

French President Jacques Chirac (in suit) stands on a command car to review troops in the parade
Chirac was reviewing the troops when France's Bastille Day drama began (AP)

Shooting suspect apprehended by police
A gunman fired one shot and then reportedly tried to turn the gun on himself (AFP)

French police hold down shooting suspect (l) as a police officer removes the rifle from the scene
Police arrested the man after cries from the crowd, and an officer in civilian clothes removed the rifle (AP)

Soldiers parade down the Champs Elysees
The parade continued despite the incident, with a spectacular march down the Champs Elysees

Soldiers from the French Foreign Legion
The French Foreign Legion was represented in the parade...

Soldiers from France's Republican Guard march down the Champs Elysees
...as were soldiers from France's Republican Guard

Squadron of cadets from elite US military academy Westpoint march down the Champs Elysees
The parade theme was French-American relations and US military cadets were guests of the government (AFP)
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"One shot was fired"
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