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The bridges and banners went up for the occasion.
Sergei Fadeichev / TASS

Russia's Naval Fleet Goes on Display in Annual Parade

Russia held its annual Navy Day commemorations in St. Petersburg on Sunday with a parade that showed off the country’s best ships, nuclear submarines and naval aviation.

The parade took place as President Vladimir Putin has boasted of the Navy's growing capabilities and amid ongoing tensions with NATO.

Here's a look at the nautical display on the waters of the Neva:

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