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Aviation boatswain’s mate 2nd class Tyler Stives from Spring, Texas, inspects a catapult after a launch aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington during annual exercise 2013. The carrier took part in a naval drill with Japan in waters off southern Japan, just days after it took part in relief operations in the Philippines. The US Navy would not confirm the coordinates but said the drill took place about 300 km southeast of the Okinawa islands. This is in the general vicinity, though not within, the airspace defence zone that China established last week.
Students from President Corazon Aquino elementary school use notebooks to cover their heads as they take part in an earthquake drill in Manila on Friday, after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit the central Philippine island of Bohol.
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Bundeswehr snipers take part in annual military exercises near Munster, Germany.
Israeli soldiers in chemical warfare suits carry a dummy during a simulated chemical missile attack in the central Israeli city of Beit Shemesh, on Wednesday.
An Israeli soldier takes part in an urban warfare drill simulating a battle with Hezbollah in a mock village at Elyakim military base near the northern city of Haifa, Israel.
Paramilitary policemen jump to it as they practise during a summer drill in Hangzhou, in China’s Zhejiang province on Thursday.
A South Korean soldier holding his machine gun runs in front of an advertisement board during an anti-terror drill at Government Complex in Sejong, south of Seoul, South Korea on Wednesday. North Korea on Tuesday lashed out anew at South Korea over a small public protest in Seoul in which demonstrators burned effigies of the North’s leaders, saying it would not hold talks with its southern neighbour unless it apologised for anti-North Korean actions ‘big and small’ and warning that it could take retaliatory measures at any time.