Military

Kyrgyz military personnel show their skills during an exercises at a military base, 10 km outside Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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Kyrgyz military personnel show their skills during an exercises at a military base, near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Members of Saudi security forces cross through a fire during a military exercise west of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Members of Saudi security forces cross through a fire during a military exercise west of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

A member of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Briga...A member of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas holds his weapon during a rally to mark the 12th anniversary of the death of assassinated Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassine on March 23, 2016 outside his home in Gaza city.  / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMSMAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images

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A member of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas holds his weapon during a rally to mark the 12th anniversary of the death of assassinated Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassine in Gaza city.

A Pakistani camel-mounted military band

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A Pakistani camel-mounted military band performs during the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on Wednesday

A Peshmerga fighter from Iraq takes part in a training session of the German army Bundeswehr in Munster near Hannover, Germany

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A Peshmerga fighter from Iraq takes part in a training session of the German army (Bundeswehr) in Munster near Hannover, Germany

A resident gestures as she talks standing on the rubble of a destroyed house in the mostly-Kurdish town of Silopi, in southeastern Turkey, near the border with Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. Turkey's prime minister announced Tuesday that military operations against Kurdish rebels have ended in one mainly Kurdish southeastern town. The military is still fighting militants linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, in two other urban areas. (AP Photo/Mahmut Bozarslan)

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A resident gestures as she as she stands on the rubble of a destroyed house in the mostly-Kurdish town of Silopi, in southeastern Turkey, near the border with Iraq. Turkey’s prime minister announced on Tuesday that military operations against Kurdish rebels have ended in one mainly Kurdish southeastern town

A flight deck crew prepares to launch a F18 Super Hornet from the deck of the USS Eisenhower off the coast of Virginia

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A flight deck crew prepares to launch a F18 Super Hornet from the deck of the USS Eisenhower off the coast of Virginia

Iranian soldiers participate in military manoeuvres on the outskirts of the northeastern Iranian town of Torbat-E-Jam, near Mashhad, on November 17, 2015. Iran started military manoeuvres to respond to possible attacks by armed groups, such as the Islamic State (IS) group, a military commander said according to ISNA.

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Iranian soldiers participate in military manoeuvres on the outskirts of the northeastern Iranian town of Torbat-E-Jam, near Mashhad, on Tuesday. Iran started military manoeuvres to respond to possible attacks by armed groups, such as the Islamic State (IS) group

Military parade members stand in the rain during the swearing-in ceremony for Tanzania's new president John Magufuli in Dar es Salaam, on Thursday. Magufuli's win in the October 25 poll with over 58 percent of votes cemented the long-running Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party's firm grip on power

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Military parade members stand in the rain during the swearing-in ceremony for Tanzania’s new president John Magufuli in Dar es Salaam, on Thursday

Armenian military scouts demonstrate their skills during the celebration of the 23rd anniversary of formation of the reconnaissance troops of the Armed Forces at Qanaqer military unit in Yerevan on Thursday.

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Armenian military scouts demonstrate their skills during the celebration of the 23rd anniversary of formation of the reconnaissance troops of the Armed Forces at Qanaqer military unit in Yerevan on Thursday

Iraqi Shiite fighters

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Iraqi Shia fighters from the Popular Mobilisation units, fighting alongside Iraqi government forces, fire a rocket during a military operation against Islamic State (IS) group jihadists as they advance towards the centre of Baiji, some 200 kilometres north of Baghdad.

A member of the honour guard adjusts his hat as Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev welcomes Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to the Akorda presidential residence in Astana...A member of the honour guard adjusts his hat as Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev welcomes Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to the Akorda presidential residence in Astana, Kazakhstan, October 9, 2015.

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A member of the honour guard adjusts his hat as Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev welcomes Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to the Akorda presidential residence in Astana, Kazakhstan on Friday

A column of tanks takes part in a military parade as part of the celebrations marking the 55th anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus in the presence of the President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades and other high ranking government officials, in Nicosia, Cyprus, 01 October 2015.

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A column of tanks takes part in a military parade as part of the celebrations marking the 55th anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus in the presence of the President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades and other high ranking government officials, in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Thursday

An Afghan policeman holds a gun on his sholder a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city of Kunduz, on September 29, 2015.  Afghanistan on September 29, 2015, mobilised reinforcements for a counter-offensive to take back Kunduz, a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city in their biggest victory since being ousted from power in 2001

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An Afghan policeman holds a gun on his sholder a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city of Kunduz. Afghanistan on Tuesday, mobilised reinforcements for a counter-offensive to take back Kunduz, a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city in their biggest victory since being ousted from power in 2001

A member of the Saudi forces stands to attention during a visit by Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah at the Saudi-led coalition military base in Yemen's southern embattled city of Aden on Monday. Since Bahah's return from exile on September 16, 2015, his government is conducting the country's business from Aden, and is aiming to reinforce fighters supporting Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, battling Shiite Huthi rebels in the central region

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A member of the Saudi forces stands to attention during a visit by Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah at the Saudi-led coalition military base in Yemen’s southern embattled city of Aden on Monday

Camouflaged Iranian Army soldiers march during the annual military parade marking the begging of the 1980 war with Iraq, in Tehran, Iran, 22 September 2015. Iran is marking the start of the eight-year-long war with Iraq (1980-1988)

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Camouflaged Iranian Army soldiers march during the annual military parade marking the begging of the 1980 war with Iraq, in Tehran, Iran, on Tuesday. Iran is marking the start of the eight-year-long war with Iraq (1980-1988)

An Iraqi army cadet performs "the leap of faith" from a bridge in Baghdad, September 22, 2015.

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An Iraqi army cadet performs “the leap of faith” from a bridge during training in Baghdad today. 

A protester raises his fist in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, September 18, 2015. Security forces in the capital of Burkina Faso fired in the air on Friday to disperse demonstrators who burned tyres and blocked neighborhood streets to protest at a military coup this week that derailed a democratic transition. The head of a military junta in Burkina Faso which took power on Thursday has freed interim President Michel Kafando and two of his ministers, state television said on Friday

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A protester raises his fist in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on Friday, as demonstrators burned tyres and blocked neighborhood streets to protest at a military coup that derailed the democratic transition

Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers train with wooden rifles at their barracks in Heihe, northeast China's Heilongjiang province.

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Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers train with wooden rifles at their barracks in Heihe, northeast China’s Heilongjiang province.

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff waves in a vehicle during a civic-military parade to commemorate Brazil's Independence Day in Brasilia...Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff waves in a vehicle during a civic-military parade to commemorate Brazil's Independence Day in Brasilia, Brazil September 7, 2015. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff waves in a vehicle during a civic-military parade to commemorate Brazil’s Independence Day in Brasilia, Brazil