Caregivers of patients hold plastic chairs over their heads while a nurse takes cover under a table as they participate in a metropolitan Manila-wide earthquake drill designed to boost preparedness in the country at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. Filipinos poured out of buildings and shopping malls in a massive drill across Manila on Thursday to brace for an earthquake that experts fear could kill tens of thousands and displace millions.
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Members of the emergency services take part in Exercise Strong Tower outside the disused Aldywch tube station on Surrey Street on Tuesday in London, England
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Ukrainian servicemen take part in a military drill in the Zhytomyr region, 150 km from Kiev
Swiss army soldiers rest during the ABC FTX14 joint drill of the Swiss and German army Bundeswehr in Thonex near Geneva
A member of People’s Liberation Army coastal defence force jumps through a burning obstacle during a drill to mark the 87th Army Day at a military base in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. Army Day falls on August 1 every year
Police officers from a Swat (special weapons and tactics) team take part in a survival drill in Qiannan prefecture, Guizhou province, southwest China
Amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps throw smoke bombs as they land onshore during a US-South Korea joint landing operation drill in Pohang. The drill is part of the two countries’ annual military training called Foal Eagle, which began on February 24 and runs until April 18.
Soldiers take part in a drill during a heavy snow in Heihe, Heilongjiang province.
Soldiers of the South Korean army’s special forces perform in the snow during a winter survival exercise in Pyeongchang, some 200km east of Seoul. The drill originally was designed to prepare for possible North Korea attacks.
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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.