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Poland marks Armed Forces holiday with military parade

Poland has celebrated its Armed Forces national holiday with a parade that included more than 2,600 soldiers and a flyover by aircraft that included American F-15 fighter jets.

The military show took place Thursday in the southern city of Katowice in the presence of Polish leaders and the US ambassador.

It comes as Poland has been lobbying its NATO ally for a greater US presence in the country.

The US military began increasing military drills and rotating troops in and out of Poland and other nervous countries on NATO's eastern flank after Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014.

President Donald Trump, who will visit Poland from August 31 to September 2, says recently announced plans to send 1,000 more US troops to Poland.