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'Battle of the Alphas'? 9 Bastille Day Trump/Macron Handshake Images

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By Rikard Larma   |   Monday, 17 Jul 2017 09:16 AM

President Donald Trump accepted French President Emmanuel Macron's invitation to attend the country's Bastille Day festivities over the weekend, and all eyes were on every interaction, conversation, and handshake between the two leaders.

Dubbed by some as "the battle of the Alphas," Trump and Macron again shared some uncomfortably long greetings.

But despite the power plays, the visit did serve to strengthen the relationship between the two men.

“Our countries are friends, so we should be too,” Macron said in an interview Sunday in the Journal du dimanche newspaper, according to The Associated Press.

Here are nine images of Trump's Bastille Day visit to France and his interactions with Macron:

001_Trump-Bastille-Day_AP_17194675523430.jpgPresident Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands during a joint news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

002_Trump-Bastille-Day_GettyImages-813866354.jpgFrench President Emmanuel Macron shares a laugh with U.S. President Donald Trump as they arrive at the Elysee Palace on July 13, 2017 in Paris during Trump's 24-hour trip that coincides with France's national day and the 100th anniversary of US involvement in World War I. (Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images)

003_Trump-Bastille-Day_AP_17195662845841.jpgFrench President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Donald Trump attend the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. (Sipa via AP Images)

004_Trump-Bastille-Day_AP_17195533575592.jpgFrench President Emmanuel Macron and U.S President Donald Trump during Bastille Day parade in Paris, Friday, July 14, 2017. (Sipa via AP Images)

005_Trump-Bastille-Day_RTX3BEZJ.jpgAlpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly over the Champs-Elysees avenue during the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. (Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters)

006_Trump-Bastille-Day_AP_17195570621007.jpgU.S. President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and French president Emmanuel Macron appear during Bastille Day parade in Paris, Friday, July 14, 2017. (Sipa via AP Images)

007_Trump-Bastille-Day_GettyImages-814354602.jpgFrench President Emmanuel Macron (C-L) shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump, next to Macron's wife Brigitte Macron (L) and U.S. first lady Melania Trump, during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017. (Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images)

008_Trump-Bastille-Day_RTX3BHUJ.jpgFrench President Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump as first lady Melania Trump looks on after the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. (Yves Herman/Reuters)  

009_Trump-Bastille-Day_GettyImages-814369736.jpgA girl waves the French and U.S. flags during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017. (Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images)

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