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place Concorde 14th July 2009 Bastille Day celebrations
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14 TH JULY BASTILLE DAY COMMEMORATION FESTIVE PODIUM
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Bishop Jaomalaza Roger Chung Po Chuen visits the majestic Ramses II Luxor Obelisk with a gilded pyramidion in Place Concorde Paris France on the 14th July 2009
 
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August 1, 2009

[Diocese of Antsiranana - Indian Ocean] Cleopatra's Needle is the popular name for each of three Ancient Egyptian obelisks re-erected in London, Paris, and New York City during the nineteenth century. The London and New York ones are a pair, while the Paris one comes from a different original site where its twin remains. Although the needles are genuine Ancient Egyptian obelisks, they are somewhat misnamed as they have no particular connection with Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and were already over a thousand years old in her lifetime. The Paris "needle" was the first to be moved and re-erected, and the first to acquire the nickname.