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Last Updated: Wednesday, 25 August, 2004, 14:41 GMT 15:41 UK
In pictures: Paris marks liberation
French tricolour raised over Paris
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Ceremonies are being held across Paris to mark 60 years since the city was liberated from Nazi rule.
Eiffel Tower ceremony
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Events that took place 60 years ago are being re-enacted - such as the raising of the tricolour from the Eiffel Tower.
Resistance veterans
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Veterans from the French Resistance and Free French forces are in Paris to mark the event and remember the fallen.
French army tanks on parade
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Military parades are included in the celebrations, with French and US tanks on display.
President Jacques Chirac at ceremony
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French President Jacques Chirac attended a parade by the modern successors to the troops who entered Paris in 1944.
President Jacques Chirac gives award to two veterans
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Mr Chirac also decorated some of the veterans, whose military prowess bolstered the French Resistance.
Tuileries Garden in Paris
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Elsewhere in Paris, veterans enjoyed less formal celebrations - with breakfast in the Tuileries Garden.
Parisian woman driving by in period costume
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Some Parisians helped invoke the spirit of 1944 by donning period clothes.
Paris after liberation in 1944
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Later, the fancy dress will continue as Paris holds a celebration dance, as in 1944.



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