Thousands Turn out for Greek Independence Day Parade

March 25, 2015 11:16 AM

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Thousands of Greeks have lined a main central Athens avenue despite rain to watch the country's annual Independence Day military parade, with spectators allowed along the route for the first time in about three years.

The crowds at Wednesday's parade, where tanks rolled down the street and fighter jets and military helicopters flew overhead, were in stark contrast to last year's event, which took place under heavy security. Spectators had only been allowed near the end of the route.

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