Fiji’s military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama attends a national thanksgiving service for the release of the 45 Fijian peacekeepers kidnapped by Al-Qaeda linked Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights last month, at the ANZ Stadium in the capital Suva. Speaking at the service, Fiji President Epeli Nailatikau called for a violence-free election as the South pacific nation prepares to return to democracy almost eight years after a military coup.
A woman embraces her friend, a volunteer of Ukrainian self-defence battalion “Azov”, after he returned from the front line in Eastern regions of Ukraine, in Kiev on Monday
European members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) watch through binoculars the Syrian side of the Golan Heights from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday
An Antonov cargo plane carrying military equipment onboard takes off from the Leipzig/Halle airport in Schkeuditz, eastern Germany on early Friday
Soldiers of Belarus special mission unit take part in a demonstration at the cadet of the Suvorov military school during the traditional school year opening ceremony marking the start of the academic year in Minsk on Monday
An Afghan youth sits astride the gun barrel of a Soviet-era tank, in Kabul, Afghanistan on Friday. Soviet Union troops occupied Afghanistan for ten years from 1979
Tracer bullets ricochet off their targets as JapaneseGround Self-Defence Force tanks fire their machine guns during a night session of an annual training exercise at Higashifuji training field near Mount Fuji in Gotemba, west of Tokyo.
Ukrainian soldiers on an armoured personnel carrier in the eastern city of Kramatorsk. Ukraine says any foreign humanitarian aid will have to be delivered by the Red Cross, dealing a blow to a large Russian convoy en route to the country’s embattled east
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A US soldier, part of the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force, mans a machine gun on board a Chinook helicopter over the Gardez district of Paktia province, Afghanistan
An Israeli soldier carries a shell as he and his comrades prepare their Merkava tanks stationed at an army deployment area along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on Thursday