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In Photos: Russia's Warships Take Center Stage in St. Petersburg

On the last Sunday of July each year, Russia celebrates the Day of the Russian Navy, honoring the sailors and officers of Russia's naval forces.

While naval parades were held in port cities across Russia, the main events took place in St. Petersburg, where President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu were on hand to witness the floating procession.

Here's a look at the event in action: