Military parade

A military parade is a formation of soldiers whose movement is restricted by close-order manoeuvering known as drilling or marching. The military parade is now almost entirely ceremonial, though soldiers from time immemorial up until the late 19th century fought in formation. Massed parades may also hold a role for propaganda purposes, being used to exhibit the apparent military strength of a country.

Parade at the Victory Day (Zafer Bayramı) in Istanbul
United States Presidential Inaugural Parade held in Washington D.C.
A marching contingent during the Republic Day Parade from India Gate, in New Delhi
Saint-Cyr cadets at the Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Élysées
Carabinieri Cavalry Regiment at the military parade of Festa della Repubblica 2007

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