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Commemorating the Mexican Independence

The traditional military parade marched through the streets of Mexico City to celebrate Independence Day
Mexico City Zócalo - Horacio Jiménez/EL UNIVERSAL
17/09/2017
11:00
Newsroom
Mexico City
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In Mexico City, at exactly 11:00, the gates of the National Palace opened and President Enrique Peña Nieto left the venue to raise the monumental flag of the Zócalo, pass inspection on the troops and signal the beginning of the military parade to commemorate the 207th anniversary of the Mexican Independence.

The military parade began with a circuit around the Zocalo and then marched through some of the most important avenues of the city, such as 5 de Mayo Avenue, Avenue Juárez, and Paseo de la Reforma.

The President returned to the National Palace to appear at the main balcony together with General Salvador Cienfuegos, Admiral Francisco Vidal Soberón, and Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera, among others.

This is the first year where battalions are led by women soldiers during a military parade.

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