A Look at Military Parades Around the World

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With Donald Trump raising a few eyebrows yet again and ordering the Pentagon to plan a military parade for Washington DC, Sputnik takes a peak at how it's done around the globe.

While the US has some experience of arranging similar events in the past, it has been a while, and Pentagon officials probably need a few tips.

From China to Iran and, of course, Mother Russia, we've gathered plenty of striking visuals the US president can have a look at.

© AFP 2022 / Joel Saget French President Emmanuel Macron (R) listens to US President Donald Trump (C) next to US First Lady Melania Trump (L) during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017.
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French President Emmanuel Macron (R) listens to US President Donald Trump (C) next to US First Lady Melania Trump (L) during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017.
© AFP 2022 / Saul LoebFrench Defence Minister Florence Parly, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, US President Donald Trump and his wife First Lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron, Senate President Gerard Larcher, the President of the French National Assembly Francois de Rugy and the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo look at members of the 5e Regiment de Cuirassiers during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017.
The parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops.
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French Defence Minister Florence Parly, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, US President Donald Trump and his wife First Lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron, Senate President Gerard Larcher, the President of the French National Assembly Francois de Rugy and the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo look at members of the 5e Regiment de Cuirassiers during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017.
The parade on Paris's Champs-Elysees will commemorate the centenary of the US entering WWI and will feature horses, helicopters, planes and troops.
© AP Photo / Doug MillsTroops march over the Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C., as they head towards the Pentagon during the National Victory Day Parade on Saturday, June 8, 1991. The celebration to honor Gulf War troops drew an estimated 800,000 spectators. The Lincoln Memorial is visible in background.
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Troops march over the Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C., as they head towards the Pentagon during the National Victory Day Parade on Saturday, June 8, 1991. The celebration to honor Gulf War troops drew an estimated 800,000 spectators. The Lincoln Memorial is visible in background.
© Sputnik / Vladimir SergeevSu-34 and Su-30 jet fighters rehearse a flyover for the Victory Day Parade in Moscow.
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Su-34 and Su-30 jet fighters rehearse a flyover for the Victory Day Parade in Moscow.
© Sputnik / Mikhail Markiv / Go to the photo bankPresident of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the Independance Day Parade in Kiev.
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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the Independance Day Parade in Kiev.
© AFP 2022 / Sakis MitrolidisGreek army soldiers take part in a military parade in Thessaloniki on October 28, 2017, during the celebrations marking Greece's National "Oxi" (No) Day, commemorating Greece's refusal to accept the Italian ultimatum advanced by Benito Mussolini in 1940 during World War II.
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Greek army soldiers take part in a military parade in Thessaloniki on October 28, 2017, during the celebrations marking Greece's National "Oxi" (No) Day, commemorating Greece's refusal to accept the Italian ultimatum advanced by Benito Mussolini in 1940 during World War II.
© Sputnik / Alexander Wilf / Go to the photo bankA view of the Red Square during Russia's military parade commemorating the 69-year Victory Day anniversary.
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A view of the Red Square during Russia's military parade commemorating the 69-year Victory Day anniversary.
© Sputnik / Ilya Pitalev / Go to the photo bankFemale military personnel at the parade commemorating the 60-year anniversary since the Korean War ended in Pyongyang.
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Female military personnel at the parade commemorating the 60-year anniversary since the Korean War ended in Pyongyang.
© AP Photo / Tatan SyuflanaAn Indonesian Navy warship fires rockets during a parade marking the 72nd anniversary of the Indonesian Armed Forces in Cilegon, Banten, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.
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An Indonesian Navy warship fires rockets during a parade marking the 72nd anniversary of the Indonesian Armed Forces in Cilegon, Banten, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.
© AFP 2022 / Wang ZhaoCrowds watch as Chinese soldiers march during a military parade in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on September 3, 2015, to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan and the end of World War II.
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Crowds watch as Chinese soldiers march during a military parade in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on September 3, 2015, to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan and the end of World War II.
© AP Photo / Alik KepliczPolish Army soldiers salute as tanks roll on one of the city's main streets during a yearly military parade celebrating the Polish Army Day, in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.
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Polish Army soldiers salute as tanks roll on one of the city's main streets during a yearly military parade celebrating the Polish Army Day, in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.
© AFP 2022 / Yasser Al-ZayyatThe Royal Saudi Hawks, the aerobatic team of the Saudi Air Force, perform during a military show in Kuwait City on February 28, 2011 as the Gulf state marks its 50th Independence Day and 20th anniversary of the end of the Gulf war with the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi occupation.
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The Royal Saudi Hawks, the aerobatic team of the Saudi Air Force, perform during a military show in Kuwait City on February 28, 2011 as the Gulf state marks its 50th Independence Day and 20th anniversary of the end of the Gulf war with the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi occupation.
© AFP 2022 / Daniel MihailescuRomanian army's tanks drive down a street during a military parade to celebrate the National Day of Romania in Bucharest on December 1, 2017.
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Romanian army's tanks drive down a street during a military parade to celebrate the National Day of Romania in Bucharest on December 1, 2017.
© AP Photo / Hau DinhVietnamese militia women take part in a military parade in Hanoi, Vietnam, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. The parade was part of events commemorating the 70th anniversary of independence from France.
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Vietnamese militia women take part in a military parade in Hanoi, Vietnam, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. The parade was part of events commemorating the 70th anniversary of independence from France.
© AFP 2022 / StrAn Iranian medium range missile Zelzal passes by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C) during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of its devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq, on September 22, 2017 in Tehran.
Rouhani vowed that Iran would boost its ballistic missile capabilities despite criticism from the United States and also France.
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An Iranian medium range missile Zelzal passes by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C) during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of its devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq, on September 22, 2017 in Tehran.
Rouhani vowed that Iran would boost its ballistic missile capabilities despite criticism from the United States and also France.
© REUTERS / Adnan AbidiAn Indian Army soldier marches next to a tableau during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India January 26, 2018.
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An Indian Army soldier marches next to a tableau during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India January 26, 2018.
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