A Brief History of Cinco de Mayo

This 1999 photo is of a parade in Mexico City.
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Now Playing: France vs. Mexico
Every year on May 5, paraders in various cities dress up in elegant French uniforms and scrappy Mexico outfits that signify the unlikeliness of the Mexican victory over France. This 1999 photo shows a parade in Mexico City, although the biggest celebrations take place in Puebla itself.

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