World Cup winners France begin Champs-Elysees parade

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PARIS, July 16, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – France’s World Cup team embarked on its victory parade down the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Monday evening, the appearance of their open-air bus prompting a roar of cheers among the hundreds of thousands of fans gathered on the avenue.

As the players descended towards a reception at the presidential palace, nine jets from the Patrouille de France, the air force’s acrobatic unit, did an honourary fly-over trailing blue, white and red smoke.

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