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A villager holds a red flag as he waits to signal an arriving helicopter at Basa

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A villager signals an arriving helicopter at Basa Village Development Committee in Solukhumbu District, Nepal.

Japan Military Exercise

Koji Sasahara/AP

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers hang down from a helicopter during an annual live firing exercise at Higashi Fuji range in Gotemba, southwest of Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday

A local resident gestures to a military helicopter dropping water over a burning forest in Varibobi, a northwestern suburb of Athens

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A local resident shows his support as a military helicopter drops water over a burning forest in Varibobi, a northwestern suburb of Athens, Greece on Tuesday.

wiss air force helicopter transports mobile water pump during exercise in front of the nuclear power plant near Leibstadt...A Swiss air force helicopter transports a mobile water pump during an exercise in front of the nuclear power plant near the northern Swiss town Leibstadt May 28, 2013. The Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) tested, in co-operation with Swiss air force and the power plant operators, the transport of technical emergency equipment by air.   REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (

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A Swiss Air Force helicopter on Tuesday transports a mobile water pump during an exercise in front of the nuclear power plant near the northern Swiss town Leibstadt. The Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate tested, in co-operation with the air force and the power plant operators, the transport of technical emergency equipment by air.

HMS Edinburgh sails to Edinburgh

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Royal Navy aircraft engineers extend the rotor blades on a Lynx helicopter as it prepares for a morning flight onboard HMS Edinburgh during the ship’s farewell tour of the UK heading for Leith. The Royal Navy’s last Type 42 Destroyer will make her very last visit to Edinburgh before she is decommissioned