Military parade returns to mark Spanish national day

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With most coronavirus restrictions in Spain already lifted, the country marked its national day on Tuesday with a large military parade. King Felipe VI watched as more than 2,600 servicemen and women with 215 vehicles paraded past him in the centre of the capital. In the sky, 68 fighter and transport planes as well as air force helicopters flew low over Madrid. The celebration was held under the motto “Service and Commitment.” The “Dia de la Hispanidad” marks the arrival of Christopher Columbus in America in 1492 and the common roots of the Spanish-speaking world. In several Latin American cou…

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