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Troops from the Light Dragoons taking part in a night-firing exercise at Warcop Training Area in Cumbria as they returned to business as usual after helping the country cope with Christmas flooding

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Troops from the Light Dragoons taking part in a night-firing exercise at Warcop Training Area in Cumbria as they returned to business as usual after helping the country cope with Christmas flooding

The 1st Battalion of The Royal Welsh's newest recruit, Fusilier Llywelyn, with his Goat Major, Fusilier Matthew Owen, before a passing out ceremony at the Officer's Mess at Lucknow Barracks, onFriday in Wiltshire, England.  Fus Llywelyn is the latest in a long line of goats recruited by the regiment since 1844 when Queen Victoria presented the Royal Welsh Fusiliers with its first official Royal goat. The Regular and Reserve battalions have always recruited a goat from the Royal herd at the Great Orme, Llandudno. As well as his daily exercise regime working alongside the Goat Major, Llywelyn will be be involved in a host of official duties including leading the 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh on all ceremonial duties, leading parades and even an invitation to parade in London as part of the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations

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The 1st Battalion of The Royal Welsh’s newest recruit, Fusilier Llywelyn, with his Goat Major, Fusilier Matthew Owen, before a passing out ceremony at the Officer’s Mess at Lucknow Barracks, on Friday in Wiltshire, England. Fus Llywelyn is the latest in a long line of goats recruited by the regiment since 1844 when Queen Victoria presented the Royal Welsh Fusiliers with its first official Royal goat

Soldiers conduct 'severe-cold period' drill...epaselect epa05115211 A group of soldiers affiliated with an Army unit under the Special Warfare Command sing a martial song in unison after entering a reservoir by breaking the ice on its surface in Hongcheon, Gangwon Province, South Korea, 21 January 2016. The day is known as 'daehan,' one of the 24 seasonal divisions of the lunar calendar that marks the arrival of the coldest day of the year. The exercise in cold water is part of the unit's tactical drill tailored for the winter's severe cold period.  EPA/STRINGER SOUTH KOREA OUT

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A group of soldiers affiliated with an Army unit under the Special Warfare Command sing a martial song after entering a reservoir by breaking the ice on its surface in Hongcheon, South Korea 

Members of the Somali military parade after attending a commando training exercise at the United Arab Emirates military training camp in Mogadishu...Members of the Somali military parade after attending a commando training exercise at the United Arab Emirates military training camp in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia January 20, 2016.

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Members of the Somali military parade after attending a commando training exercise at the United Arab Emirates military training camp in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia

Indian army dare devils display their skills on motorcycles during the Army day parade in New Delhi, India, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. The Indian army is the third largest army in the world.

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Indian army dare devils display their skills on motorcycles during the Army Day parade in New Delhi, India, Friday

ANA recruitment in Herat...epaselect epa05001503 Afghan men sit in an exam to join Afghan National Army in Herat, Afghanistan, 29 October 2015. Afghan national security forces took over full responsibility for the country's security on 01 January 2015, as NATO-led coalition forces ended their 13-year-old active combat mission and started a new phase providing training, advice, and assistance, however, the country has since experienced an increase in attacks.  EPA/JALIL REZAYEE

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Afghan men sit in an exam to join Afghan National Army in Herat, Afghanistan. Afghan national security forces took over full responsibility for the country’s security on 01 January 2015, as NATO-led coalition forces ended their 13-year-old active combat mission and started a new phase providing training, advice, and assistance, however, the country has since experienced an increase in attacks. 

Army Photographic Competition 2015

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Former Garrison Sergeant Major, The Household Division and London District, WO1 William Mott OBE MVO inspecting Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards. The photo by Sgt Rupert Frere, titled ‘How can you forget to shave?’, has been named Best Overall Professional Army PR Image in the Army Photographic Competition 2015.

A column of tanks takes part in a military parade as part of the celebrations marking the 55th anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus in the presence of the President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades and other high ranking government officials, in Nicosia, Cyprus, 01 October 2015.

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A column of tanks takes part in a military parade as part of the celebrations marking the 55th anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus in the presence of the President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades and other high ranking government officials, in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Thursday

A member of the Saudi forces stands to attention during a visit by Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah at the Saudi-led coalition military base in Yemen's southern embattled city of Aden on Monday. Since Bahah's return from exile on September 16, 2015, his government is conducting the country's business from Aden, and is aiming to reinforce fighters supporting Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, battling Shiite Huthi rebels in the central region

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A member of the Saudi forces stands to attention during a visit by Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah at the Saudi-led coalition military base in Yemen’s southern embattled city of Aden on Monday

Camouflaged Iranian Army soldiers march during the annual military parade marking the begging of the 1980 war with Iraq, in Tehran, Iran, 22 September 2015. Iran is marking the start of the eight-year-long war with Iraq (1980-1988)

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Camouflaged Iranian Army soldiers march during the annual military parade marking the begging of the 1980 war with Iraq, in Tehran, Iran, on Tuesday. Iran is marking the start of the eight-year-long war with Iraq (1980-1988)

A discharged Ukrainian serviceman kisses his girlfriend on a platform of Kiev railway station as he arrived in the capital after one year fighting at the eastern-Ukrainian conflict zone 09 September 2015. Close to 8,000 civilians, Ukrainian soldiers and pro-Russian separatists have been killed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine since April last year, the UN human rights office said 8 September. The UN said the figures of at least 7,962 people killed and 17,811 wounded were conservative estimates, and the actual numbers could be far higher

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A discharged Ukrainian serviceman kisses his girlfriend on a platform of Kiev railway station as he arrived in the capital after one year fighting at the eastern-Ukrainian conflict zone on Wednesday

Vietnamese female commissioned officers of the signal force march during a parade marking their 70th National Day at Ba Dinh square in Hanoi, Vietnam...Vietnamese female commissioned officers of the signal force march during a parade marking their 70th National Day at Ba Dinh square in Hanoi, Vietnam September 2, 2015

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Vietnamese female commissioned officers of the signal force march during a parade marking their 70th National Day at Ba Dinh square in Hanoi, Vietnam

A South Korean armed policeman wears a gas mask during an anti-terror drill on the sidelines of South Korea-US joint military exercise, called Ulchi Freedom Guardian, at a subway station in Seoul on August 19, 2015. Tens of thousands of South Korean and US troops on August 17 began a military exercise simulating an all-out North Korean attack, as Pyongyang matched Seoul in resuming a loudspeaker propaganda campaign across their heavily-fortified border

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A South Korean armed policeman wears a gas mask during an anti-terror drill on the sidelines of South Korea-US joint military exercise, called Ulchi Freedom Guardian, at a subway station in Seoul on Wednesday

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) tanks move while others fire smoke rounds during a live fire exercise in the Hataoka district of the East Fuji Maneuver Area in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, on Tuesday. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's security bills passed parliament's lower house on July 16 after a night of noisy protests, as his push to expand the role of the military risks further eroding his public support

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Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) tanks move while others fire smoke rounds during a live fire exercise in the Hataoka district of the East Fuji Maneuver Area in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, on Tuesday

Smoke from the Northern California wildfires and other major wildfires across the Western U.S. fill the horizon as the sun sets over Utah Lake and Provo...Smoke from the Northern California wildfires and other major wildfires across the Western U.S. fill the horizon as the sun sets over Utah Lake and Provo, Utah August 17, 2015. The U.S. Army has been asked to send 200 troops to assist the more then 29,000 civilian firefighters deployed throughput the West. This is the first time the Army has been called to provide troops to fight fires since 2006. REUTERS/George Frey

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Smoke from the Northern California wildfires and other major wildfires across the Western U.S. fill the horizon as the sun sets over Utah Lake and Provo. The U.S. Army has been asked to send 200 troops to assist the more then 29,000 civilian firefighters deployed throughput the West. This is the first time the Army has been called to provide troops to fight fires since 2006.

Ukrainian servicemen with their faces darkened with camouflage paint take part in military exercises on the army’s training ranges near Ghytomyr, some 150 km west of Kiev.

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Ukrainian servicemen, their faces darkened with camouflage paint, take part in military exercises on the army’s training ranges near Ghytomyr, some 150 km west of Kiev.

Members of the Allied army practice their square formation to counter cavalry charges on Friday in Waterloo, Belgium. Around 5000 historical re-enactors will amass this evening to stage the 1st battle re-enactment, the 'French attack', in front of around 200,000 spectators from around the world. The event will mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The 1815 battle saw the overthrow of Napoleon Bonaparte and the restoration of Louis XVIII to the French throne

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Members of the Allied army practice their square formation to counter cavalry charges on Friday in Waterloo, Belgium. Around 5000 historical re-enactors will amass this evening to stage the 1st battle re-enactment, the ‘French attack’, in front of around 200,000 spectators from around the world

Iraqi soldiers fire towards Islamic State (IS) group positions in the Garma district of Anbar province west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, on Tuesday. Iraq's army and allied paramilitary forces massed around Anbar's provincial capital Ramadi, looking for swift action to recapture the city from the Islamic State group before it builds up defences

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Iraqi soldiers fire towards Islamic State (IS) group positions in the Garma district of Anbar province west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, on Tuesday. Iraq’s army and allied paramilitary forces massed around Anbar’s provincial capital Ramadi, looking for swift action to recapture the city from the Islamic State group before it builds up defences

A police officer searches a man as South African Police officers backed by soldiers of the South African Defence Force SADF conduct searches and identity checks in Hilbrow Johannesburg, an area mostly inhabited by foreign nationals, on Monday. At least seven people have been killed in three weeks of unrest that have revived memories of xenophobic bloodshed in 2008, when 62 people were killed mainly in Johannesburg's townships

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A police officer searches a man on Monday as South African police officers backed by soldiers of the South African Defence Force conduct searches and identity checks in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, an area mostly inhabited by foreign nationals

Nepalese army personnel clear the debris of a collapsed house as they carry out rescue operations following Saturday's earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal...Nepalese army personnel clear the debris of a collapsed house as they carry out rescue operations following Saturday's earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 27, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Nepalese army personnel clear the debris of a collapsed house as they carry out rescue operations following Saturday’s earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal