Bastille Day Celebration Draws Thousands

Sunday, Jul 10, 2011  |  Updated 5:47 PM EDT
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French-speaking and France-loving New Yorkers turned out in droves to celebrate Bastille Day in Midtown with food, music and dance.

French-speaking and France-loving New Yorkers turned out in droves to celebrate Bastille Day in Midtown with food, music and dance.

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French music flooded the streets of Midtown Sunday for the Bastille Day Festival on 60th Street.

Thousands came out to enjoy all things French, including tasty treats and French-themed markets.

For more than a decade, the event has been the largest public celebration of the friendship between France and the U.S., and commemorates Independence Day for their country.

Bastille Day is Thursday, July 14.

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