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Mexico celebrates 150 years of Independence.
Pan general view of Mexico City. LS Cathedral of Mexico on Plaza Zocalo, focal point of historic ceremonies. MS as Mexico's President Adolfo Lopez Mateos greets diplomatic missions as they present their credentials in Palace. First four are missions from Germany, United States, Canada and Great Britain. Various shots at town of Dolores Hidalgo - the church where ceremonies of repeating the 'Grito' were staged. Various shots statue of heroic Padre Hidalgo who sounded the cry for freedom in 1810. LS young men and women engaged in traditional folklore dancing. MS boy and girl in traditional dance. Various shots another couple. MS group of girls dancing. Overhead MS band playing for folklore activities. LS participants maypole dancing, pan to grandstand. CU President Lopez Mateos applauding. LS night scene at church in Dolores Hidalgo. LS President arriving for ceremonies staged at 11 pm.
LS fireworks display. MS President holding flag of Mexico and bell rope. The President pulls bell rope symbolising the ringing of bells announcing the historic event of freedom. MS President waving the flag. LS pan Plaza Zocalo, floodlit at night, from government buildings in Mexico City to the Presidential Palace and Cathedral of Mexico. LS Presidential Palace balcony the night of September 15th. Crowd fills Plaza Zocalo. Telephoto shot balcony of Presidential Palace as the Mayor of Mexico City repeats the 'Grito' or cry for freedom. MS fireworks display as a huge replica of the President erupts into colourful explosion. MS Mayor of Mexico City waving the flag. LS huge crowd, pan to fireworks display.
MS President Lopez Mateos and party arriving for wreath laying ceremonies at the Monumento de la Independencia in Mexico City. MS as President lays wreath, pan up to huge decorative floral mural. CU drummers. CU buglers. MS as Presidential party stands to attention in tribute to heroes. MS pan up to floral mural. CU President of Mexico riding in open car. LS new monument to heroes of the revolution being dedicated on the occasion of 150th anniversary. MS Presidential party arriving for dedication. MS President of Mexico officiating. CU inscription on new memorial. Pan up to monument.
LS general view of monument and crowd attending. Various shots as Presidential car drives to scene of parade. LS Presidential Palace on Zocalo Plaza, crowds cheering. Telephoto shot of Presidential party on balcony overlooking Plaza Zocalo MS bands passing reviewing stand. MS units in parade. Various shots troops of Mexico in parade. Mounted units pass in review. LS mass of troops in the two hours parade. Various shots naval cadets in procession. MS low angle of troops marching. MS's parade. MS's cadets from West Point US Military Academy. MS people in office buildings watching parade from windows. MS crowds watching procession. High angle LS general view of parade. MS armoured equipment in parade. LS motorised heavy artillery in parade. High angle LS Zocalo Plaza as paraders march past, Cathedral in background.
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