honour guard

U.S. President Obama walks with Japan's Emperor Akihito and his wife Empress Michiko past an honour guard with Japan and U.S. flags during an official arrival ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo...U.S. President Barack Obama walks with Japan's Emperor Akihito (3rd L) and his wife Empress Michiko (L) past an honour guard with Japan and U.S. flags during an official arrival ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo April 24, 2014. Obama will use a state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite Chinese complaints that his real aim is to contain Beijing's rise. REUTERS/Jim Watson/Pool

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US president Barack Obama with Japan’s emperor Akihito and empress Michiko pass an honour guard during an arrival ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo Read more

Members of an honor guard rehearse before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese President Xi Jinping for visiting Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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Members of an honour guard rehearse before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese president Xi Jinping for visiting Israeli president Shimon Peres at the Great Hall of the People in BeijingRead more

The guard of honour is inspected before a review by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Defence Ministry in Tokyo. Japan.

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The guard of honour is inspected before a review by Shinzo Abe, Japanese Prime Minister, at the defence ministry in Tokyo, Japan

Members of a guard of honor prepare for a welcome ceremony for Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, unseen, outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Friday, July 5, 2013.

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Honour guards prepare for a welcome ceremony for Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on Friday

A member of the honor guard adjusts another's collar as they prepare for the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama at the presidential palace in Dakar, Senegal, Thursday, June 27, 2013. President Obama arrived in Senegal Wednesday night to kick off a weeklong trip to Africa, a three-country visit aimed at overcoming disappointment on the continent over the first black U.S. president's lack of personal engagement during his first term. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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A member of the honour guard adjusts another’s collar as they prepare for the arrival of President Barack Obama at the presidential palace in Dakar, Senegal, on Thursday. Mr Obama arrived in Senegal on Wednesday night to begin a week-long trip to Africa, a three-country visit aimed at overcoming disappointment on the continent over the first black US president’s lack of engagement with continent during his first term.

An officer uses a string to ensure that members of the honour guard are standing in a straight line, ahead of a welcoming ceremony for visiting Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang in Beijing...An officer uses a string to ensure that members of the honour guard are standing in a straight line, ahead of a welcoming ceremony for visiting Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing June 19, 2013.

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An officer uses a string to ensure that members of the honour guard are standing in a straight line, ahead of a welcoming ceremony for visiting Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.