Bastille Day 14 July 2007

(L-R) Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Finnish President Tarja Halonen, Syrian President Bashar Assad and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert attend the ceremony of Bastille Day on July 14, 2008 in Paris, France. Leaders joined Bastille Day celebrations by watching a military parade on the Champs-Elysees. The Union of the Mediterranean, French President Nicolas Sarkozy's brain child to increase ties and combat fundamentalism with the North African and Middle Eastern countries, now include all European Union member states on the insistence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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