French President Macron Leads Tribute to Fallen Soldiers

French President Macron Leads Tribute to Fallen Soldiers
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French President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the 13 soldiers killed in Mali last week during a ceremony in Paris, Monday, December 2.
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A few thousand people, veterans, uniformed military units and ordinary residents, lined the Alexander II Bridge and the esplanade leading toward the gold-domed Invalides monument in Paris on Monday to pay their respects, as 13 hearses drove slowly past.

French President Emmanuel Macron and Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will preside over the funeral ceremony at the Invalides, a former military hospital that houses Napoleon’s tomb.
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LINK: https://www.voanews.com/europe/france-pays-homage-13-soldiers-killed-mali-air-crash

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