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D.C. Celebrates Bastille Day With French Maid Race And Other Festivities

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This is one of the cities largest block parties celebrating the holiday. Café owner Jim Ball is already in character as King Louis XI.

"Bastille Day is the revolution in France, where they overthrow the King – me and my wife. Because she had all the big hair, we have al the big houses and all the food," says Ball.

The big attraction is the relay race – 40 men and women dressed in black and white maid outfits, running with spoonfuls of water. There will also be can-can dancers, a fire twirler, and a masquerade ball – all part of today's festivities.

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