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Indian Air Force "Sarang" helicopter display team performs during the Indian Air Force Day celebrations at the Hindon air force station on the outskirts of New Delhi...Indian Air Force "Sarang" helicopter display team performs during the Indian Air Force Day celebrations at the Hindon air force station on the outskirts of New Delhi October 8, 2013. The IAF celebrated its 81st anniversary on Tuesday.

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Indian Air Force Sarang helicopter display team performs during the Indian Air Force Day celebrations at the Hindon air force station on the outskirts of New Delhi. The IAF celebrated its 81st anniversary on Tuesday.

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.

Snipers of the Bundeswehr are seen during the annual military exercises held for the media at the Bergen military training grounds on Wednesday near Munster, Germany. The Bundeswehr is transitioning to a professional army as Germany recently ended mandatory military service.

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Bundeswehr snipers take part in annual military exercises near Munster, Germany.

 A young boy yawns during early morning self defense training at a summer boot camp on the outskirts of Beijing, China. Running in its fifth year, the youth military summer camp first opened in 2008, when it only had a handful of students signed up. Today the camp caters to over 2,000 kids a year over a two month period. The camp is ran mainly by former military, police, and fire fighters, looking after kids ranging from 6 to 17 years of age, with 70 percent being boys and 30 percent girls.

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A young boy yawns during early morning self defense training at a summer boot camp on the outskirts of Beijing, China. Running in its fifth year, the youth military summer camp first opened in 2008, when it only had a handful of students signed up. Today the camp caters to over 2,000 kids a year over a two month period. The camp is ran mainly by former military, police, and fire fighters, looking after kids ranging from 6 to 17 years of age, with 70 percent being boys and 30 percent girls.

A F-16 fighter jet from South Korean air...A F-16 fighter jet from South Korean air force flies over Seoul Air Base during the 65th anniversary of the Republic of Korea armed Forces day on September 27, 2013.  This year's event opened with the largest scale of military with eleven thousand of troops, some 190 armed vehicles and about 120 military aircrafts.     AFP PHOTO / KIM DOO-HOKIM DOO-HO/AFP/Getty Images

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An F-16 fighter jet from South Korea‘s air force flies over Seoul Air Base during the 65th anniversary of the Republic of Korea Armed Forces Day on Friday. This year’s event opened with 11,000 troops, about 190 armed vehicles and about 120 military aircraft. 

Kenya security forces are seen behind a wall outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya Monday morning, Sept. 23, 2013. Kenya's military launched a major operation at the upscale Nairobi mall and said it had rescued "most" of the hostages being held captive by al-Qaida-linked militants during the standoff that killed at least 68 people and injured 175.

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Members of Kenya’s security forces crouch behind a wall outside the Westgate Mall in the capital, Nairobi, on Monday morning. The country’s military, which has launched a major operation at the upscale Nairobi mall, said it had rescued “most” of the hostages being held captive by al-Qaida-linked militants during the standoff that killed at least 68 people and injured 175.

 Israeli soldiers during a military exercise on August 29, 2013 near the border with Syria, in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. Tension's are rising in Israel amid international talks of a military intervention In Syria.

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Israeli soldiers during a military exercise on Thursday near the border with Syria, in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. Tensions are rising in Israel amid international talks of a military intervention in Syria

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold posters showing victims of a military crackdown on their protest camp during a march in old Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. Arabic reads, "no for treachery", "no for military coup" and  "martyrs of republican guard massacre ." Egyptian security and military forces deployed Friday around Cairo, closing off traffic in some major thoroughfares and in the city center ahead of protests by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The rallies are a test of whether Morsi's supporters can keep up their pressure despite an intensive security crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, from which he hails.

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Supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold posters showing victims of a military crackdown on their protest camp during a march in old Cairo, Egypt, on Friday. 

Japan Military Exercise

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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

An Afghan National Army walks on Nader Khan Hill in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug, 19, 2013. Afghan officials mark the country s 94th independence day from Britain with a small military parade and folk festivals in the capital.

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An Afghan National Army soldier walks on Nader Khan Hill in Kabul, Afghanistan. Celebrations to mark the country’s 94th Independence Day from Britain include a small military parade and folk festivals in the capital on Monday

Military Graduation Parade In Harrogate...HARROGATE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15:  Junior Soldiers from 19 Platoon, Burma Company make final preparations before a graduation parade for Junior Soldiers on August 15, 2013 in Harrogate, England. The Army Foundation College in Harrogate opened in 1998 and provides training for soldiers destined for all the Army's career paths and provides training for 1344 junior soldiers. During their time at the college the students are taught basic military skills and can achieve vocational qualifications, City and Guilds apprenticeships and take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. The graduation parade is the largest in Europe and is only exceeded in size by the Trooping of the Colour in London. Following the parade the students will go on for further specialist training before finally joining their units and moving forward with their military careers.  (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

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Junior Soldiers from 19 Platoon, Burma Company make final preparations before a graduation parade on Thursday in Harrogate, England. The Army Foundation College in Harrogate opened in 1998 and provides training for soldiers destined for all the Army’s career paths and provides training for 1344 junior soldiers. During their time at the college the students are taught basic military skills and can achieve vocational qualifications, City and Guilds apprenticeships and take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. The graduation parade is the largest in Europe and is only exceeded in size by the Trooping of the Colour in London. 

Armed Forces Day...epa03825628 Polish Air Force's PZL TS-11 Iskra aircraft perform a formation fly-over during a military parade within the celebrations of the Polish Armed Forces Day, in Warsaw, Poland, 15 August 2013. The Armed Forces Day is in remembrance of a victorious battle of Polish troops against the Red Army in 1920.  EPA/Radek Pietruszka POLAND OUT

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Polish Air Force’s PZL TS-11 Iskra aircraft perform a formation fly-over during a military parade as part of the celebrations of the Polish Armed Forces Day, in Warsaw, Poland. The Armed Forces Day is in remembrance of a victorious battle of Polish troops against the Red Army in 1920 

AMISOM firefighter attempts to extinguish a fire at the site of an airplane crash in Mogadishu

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A firefighter attempts to extinguish a fire at the site of an aircraft crash in Mogadishu, Somalia. An Ethiopian military aircraft carrying ammunition crash-landed at Mogadishu’s international airport on Friday, bursting into flames and killing at least one crew member.

Russian airborne veterans and young cadets march along central St. Petersburg on August 2, 2013, celebrating the Day of Paratroops.

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Airborne veterans and young cadets march in central St Petersburg, Russia, on Friday, to celebrate Paratroopers’ Day

Musicians from Mexico take part in a working rehearsal at Redford Barracks for the 2013 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 31, 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The year's Tattoo runs from the 2- 24 of August with highlights including performances from Mongolia, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Oman and New Zealand, along with traditional favourites, including the Pipes and Drums of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, The Scots Guards, The Royal Irish Regiment and The Royal Tank Regiment and the Band and Bugles of The Rifles.

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Musicians from Mexico on Wednesday take part in a working rehearsal at Redford Barracks for the 2013 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Edinburgh, Scotland. This year’s Tattoo runs from August 2 – August 24, and includes performances from Mongolia, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Oman and New Zealand.

North Korean senior military officials arrive for the opening ceremony of the Cemetery of Fallen Fighters of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in Pyongyang as part of celebrations ahead of the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War.

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North Korean senior military officials arrive for the opening ceremony of the Cemetery of Fallen Fighters of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) in Pyongyang as part of celebrations ahead of the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War. 

Kids in camouflage clothes attend a physical training session in a kindergarten in Taichung, central Taiwan, July 15, 2013. A kindergarten in Taiwan provides physical training sessions, a series of exercises that combines marine drills and gymnastics for pre-school and school aged kids. The training helps children grow well in both mind and body, according to the principal.

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Children in camouflage clothing attend a physical training session at a kindergarten in Taichung, central Taiwan. All kindergartens in the country provide physical training sessions that combine marine-style drills and gymnastics for pre-school and school-aged youngsters. The training helps children grow well in both mind and body, according to the principal.

Recruits from the Jammu and Kashmir Ligh...Recruits from the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regiment (JAKLI) of the Indian Army take part in a passing out parade in Srinagar on July 10,2013.  The 494 recruits, many of them locals, completed a 49-week training programme prior to being absorbed as regular members of the regiment.  AFP PHOTO/Tauseef MUSTAFATAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images

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Recruits from the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regiment of the Indian Army take part in a passing out parade in Srinagar on Wednesday. The 494 recruits, many of them locals, completed a 49-week training programme before being absorbed as regular members of the regiment. 

An Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldier, right, takes a break as he sits behind his fellow soldiers during the passing-out parade ceremony of 945 recruits in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, July 9, 2013. CRPF is one of the largest paramilitary force in the world with a strength of over 250,000 personnel, meant to maintain law and order and contain insurgency across India and are also deployed for United Nations missions. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

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An Indian Central Reserve Police Force soldier takes a break as he sits behind his fellows during the passing-out parade ceremony of 945 recruits in Bangalore, India, on Tuesday. CRPF is one of the largest paramilitary forces in the world with more than 250,000 personnel. 

Syrian rebel fighter Abu Al Dardaa walks...Syrian rebel fighter Abu Al Dardaa walks towards the front-line as rebels attack regular Syrian army areas in the Salaheddine neighborhood of Aleppo, on July 8, 2013. Syria's rebel prime minister Ghassan Hitto announced his resignation, nearly four months after his appointment and having failed to form a government. AFP PHOTO/STRSTR/AFP/Getty Images

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Syrian rebel fighter Abu Al Dardaa walks towards the front-line as rebels attack regular Syrian army areas in the Salaheddine neighborhood of Aleppo on Monday. Syria’s rebel prime minister Ghassan Hitto announced his resignation, nearly four months after his appointment and having failed to form a government