A French inventor armed with a rifle soared over the Champs-Elysees on a flyboard as part of France’s annual Bastille Day celebrations.
President Emmanuel Macron oversaw the events on Sunday which showcased Europe’s defence co-operation.
Flags of the 10 countries of the European Intervention Initiative, a joint military pact, led the parade down the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris.
The display included over 4,000 members of the armed forces, 69 planes and 39 helicopters.
But the biggest crowd-pleaser was former jet-skiing champion Franky Zapata, who rocketed through the air on a flyboard device he invented.
US President Donald Trump had been a guest of honour at France’s Bastille Day parade in 2017.
He was so impressed at the event two years ago that he ordered a military parade in Washington for the 4 July celebrations this year.
Mr Macron hosted a lunch at the Elysee Palace with other European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Bastille Day is the anniversary of the Storming Of The Bastille on 14 July 1789, a turning point of the French revolution.