Algeria on Wednesday (5 July) marked the tenth anniversary of its independence from France with a massive military and civilian parade through the capital, Algeria.
GV Boumedienne takes salute (3 shots)
MV Algerian flag
MV Gen. Oufkir & Mr Yahia seated
SCU Chinese representative
MV ZOOM IN vietnamese man in uniform
CU Mr Sidky (Egypt)
MV (L to R) Daddah, Boumedienne & Sihanouk
GV Tribesmen in procession
GV Youth groups (2 shots)
GV Moroccan Chausseurs
GV Commandos in parade
LV PAN Aircraft overhead
GV Tanks in parade
GV PAN Artillery in parade
GV Armoured care
GV Missiles on trucks
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Background: Algeria on Wednesday (5 July) marked the tenth anniversary of its independence from France with a massive military and civilian parade through the capital, Algeria.
Taking the salute was President Houari Boumedienne, who has led Algeria for the past seven years. At his side was the head of the Cambodian government-in-exile, Prince Norodom Sihanouk. Among other foreign guests was President Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania.
The parade was held a few hours after President Boumedienne gave a three-hour speech to the nation in which he said that Algeria could join the ranks of the developed nations at the end of this decare. The President called on his people to show willingness in helping their country to develop, and said it was important that they but the national interest above their own.
During his speech, President Boumendienne stressed his country's desire to build what he described as "The Great Maghred State" - fusing together Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. He added that there was no reason why ??? Mauritania should not join such a grouping in the future.
SYNOPSIS: President Boumedienne of Algeria saluted the flag in Algiers on Wednesday during ceremonies marking the tenth anniversary of Algeria's independence.
Visitors from many nations gathered in Algeria to watch a massive procession - the highlight of the ceremonies. Neighbouring countries were strongly represented -- but governments further afield also sent delegates.
A representative of Vietnam....
And Egypt's Prime Minister, Mr Sidky.
With President Boumedienna, President Ould Caddah of mauritania and Prince Sihanouk who heads the Cambodian government-in-exile. Former soldiers of the Algerian Liberation Army headed the parade...but the youth groups of today were not forgotten.
A Moroccan contingent....and local commando groups.
A fly past by the Algerian Air Force coincided with the parade. For the spectators, the most impressive part of the parade was the display of armoured vehicles... tanks, troop carriers, armoured cars, artillery and ground-mc-air missiles. More than a hundred military vehicles took part and they took twenty minutes to pass the reviewing stand.