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Indian security personnel look on as a voter leaves a polling station after casting her ballot in Kahnmun, some 190 kms from Aizwal, the capital of the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram on April 11, 2014. Indians began voting April 7 in the world's biggest election, which is set to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition to power at a time of low growth, anger over corruption and warnings about religious unrest. Elections are being held in nine phases from April 7 until May 12.

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Indian security personnel stand guard as a voter leaves a polling station after casting her ballot in Kahnmun, some 190km from Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram in northeast India, on Friday.

Police drill in Dili...epaselect epa04142561 East Timorese police officers show their skills during a drill to mark the 14th Anniversary of Timor-Leste National Police (PNTL) in Dili, East Timor also known as Timor Leste, 27 March 2014.  EPA/ANTONIO DASIPARU

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East Timorese police officers take part in a drill to mark the 14th Anniversary of Timor-Leste National Police in Dili, East Timor, also known as Timor Leste.

Japanese honor guards hold their guns before a welcoming ceremony for Lithuanian Defence Minister Juozas Olekas (unseen in this picture) at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo on February 25, 2014. Olekas is now here to exchange views with Japanese officials.

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Japanese honour guards hold their guns before a welcoming ceremony for Lithuanian defence minister Juozas Olekas at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo on Tuesday.

Islamist fighters demonstrate with their weapons during their graduation ceremony at a camp in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus...Islamist fighters demonstrate with their weapons during their graduation ceremony at a camp in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus November 28, 2013. The newly graduated fighters, who went through military training, will operate under the Islamist Ahrar al-Sham brigade. Picture taken November 28. REUTERS/Diaa Al-Din

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Islamist fighters show off their weapons skills at a graduation ceremony at a military training camp in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria. The fighters will operate under the Islamist Ahrar al-Sham brigade. Read more

A devotee of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine, with two guns pierced through his cheeks, takes part in a street procession during the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket October 11, 2013. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism, celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind.

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A devotee of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine, with two guns pierced through his cheeks, takes part in a street procession during the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket on Friday. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism, celebrates the local Chinese community’s belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind.

Visitors look at Kalashnikov automatic rifles during the Arms and Hunting Exhibition in Moscow, Russia, 10 October 2013. The exhibition that runs from 10 to 13 October 2013.

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Visitors look at a display of Kalashnikov automatic rifles at the Arms and Hunting Exhibition in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, which runs from 10 to 13 October 2013

Visitors try out small weapons on the HMAS Darwin at Royal Australian Navy's Sydney base of Garden Island, during an open day after the Navy celebrated 100 years since their first ships entered Sydney Harbour, on October 7, 2013.  The open day followed the Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review which also included visiting warships from Britain, Singapore, Japan, India, Thailand and the United States.

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Visitors try out small weapons on HMAS Darwin at the Royal Australian Navy’s Sydney base on Garden Island. The open day was part of the navy’s celebrations to mark 100 years since its first ships entered Sydney Harbour. Other events included an International Fleet Review with visiting warships from Britain, Singapore, Japan, India, Thailand and the United States.

A rebel fighter cleans his weapon as two of his comrades look on in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Friday. Syrian rebels have agreed a ceasefire with Al-Qaeda loyalists after bitter fighting for a key border town, a monitoring group said on Friday, as the opposition condemned the jihadist assault.

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A rebel fighter cleans his weapon as two of his comrades look on in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Syrian rebels have agreed a ceasefire with Al-Qaeda loyalists after bitter fighting for a key border town, a monitoring group said on Friday, as the opposition condemned the jihadist assault.

Lauren Wagner of Baltimore, Maryland, leads a group of about twenty demonstrators carrying water guns as they march in a 'Toy Gun March' demonstration, organized by a Libertarian website to highlight Second Amendment gun rights, from Arlington Cemetery into Washington. A different group has called off a proposed march on the US capital with actual loaded firearms, which they had scheduled for the Independence Day holiday on Thursday.

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Lauren Wagner of Baltimore, Maryland in the US, leads a group of about 20 demonstrators carrying water guns as they march in a “Toy Gun March” demonstration, organised by a Libertarian website to highlight Second Amendment gun rights, from Arlington Cemetery into Washington.

Somali policemen keeping an eye out for suspicious activity at a checkpoint in the country's capital Mogadishu on May 3, 2013. Security in Mogadishu has been tightened following an attack on the country's Supreme Court by al Shabaab on April 14 and multiple checkpoints have been set up  around the city by the Somali Police Force as a result.

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Somali policemen keep an eye out for suspicious activity at a checkpoint in the country’s capital Mogadishu. Security in Mogadishu has been tightened following an attack on the country’s Supreme Court by al Shabaab on April 14 and multiple checkpoints have been set up around the city by the Somali Police Force as a result.