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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, 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 

Egyptian President Morsy Ousted In Military Coup...CAIRO, EGYPT - JULY 04:  People dance and cheer as Egyptian military aircraft fly over Tahrir Square, the day after former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, the country's first democratically elected president, was ousted from power on July 4, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. Adly Mansour, chief justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court, was sworn in as the interim head of state in ceremony in Cairo in the morning of July 4, the day after Morsi was placed under house arrest by the Egyptian military and the Constitution was suspended. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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People dance and cheer as Egyptian military aircraft fly over Tahrir Square on Thursday, the day after former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president, was ousted from power on Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt.

Soldiers ask a supporter of overthrown President Mursi to take her protest to the sidewalk as they stand guard in Giza...Army soldiers ask a female supporter of overthrown President Mohamed Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood to take her protest to the sidewalk as they stand guard around Cairo University and Nahdet Misr Square in Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo July 4, 2013. The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood was arrested by Egyptian security forces on Thursday in a crackdown against the Islamist movement after the army ousted the country's first democratically elected president Mursi. At least 16 people have been killed and hundreds wounded in street clashes across Egypt since Mursi's overthrow. REUTERS/ Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)

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Army soldiers ask a female supporter of Egypt’s overthrown president Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood to take her protest to the pavement as they stand guard near Cairo University and Nahdet Misr Square in Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo on Thursday.

A Russian SU-27 combat aircraft performs on July 4, 2013 during the International Maritime Defence Show  in St. Petersburg.

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A Russian SU-27 combat aircraft performs during the International Maritime Defence Show in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Paramilitary policemen jump as they practise during a summer drill in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province July 4, 2013.

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Paramilitary policemen jump to it as they practise during a summer drill in Hangzhou, in China’s Zhejiang province on Thursday.

Fireworks light up the sky as Hundreds o...Fireworks light up the sky as Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians celebrate after Egytptian Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's speech announcing The Egyptian army toppling Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in Egypt's landmark Tahrir square on July 3, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei and the heads of the Coptic Church and Al-Azhar -- Sunni Islam's highest seat of learning -- will unveil an army roadmap for Egypt's future after President Mohamed Morsi, state television said. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI               TOPSHOTSKHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images

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Fireworks light up the sky in Cairo’s Tahrir square on Wednesday night as hundreds of thousands of Egyptians celebrate after defense minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced the army’s toppling of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, the heads of the Coptic Church and Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s highest seat of learning, will unveil an army roadmap for Egypt’s future, state television said. 

Opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi shout slogans during a protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Arabic reads, " leave." The deadline on the military's ultimatum to President Mohammed Morsi has expired, with 48 hours passing since the time it was issued. Giant cheering crowds of Morsi's opponents have been gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square and other locations nationwide, waving flags furiously in expection that the military will act to remove the Islamist president after the deadline ends.

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Opponents of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi shout slogans during a protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday. 

Egyptians protest in Cairo...epa03772971 An Egyptian man waves the national flag during a protest against the President Mohamed Morsi in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, 03 July 2013. Egypt was heading for a confrontation between the military and Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, who has rejected an army ultimatum to end a political standoff with his opponents. Hours before the ultimatum expires at 1630 (1430 GMT), the army leaked details of a roadmap that includes overthrowing Morsi, scrapping the constitution, dissolving parliament and forming a government of independents headed by an army general.  EPA/ANDRE PAIN

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An Egyptian man waves the national flag during a protest against Mohamed Morsi, president of Egypt, in Tahrir Square, on Wednesday. Egypt was heading for a confrontation between the military and the Islamist president, who has rejected an army ultimatum to end a political standoff with his opponents. Hours before the ultimatum expired at 14.30 GMT, the army leaked details of a roadmap that includes overthrowing Mr Morsi, scrapping the constitution, dissolving parliament and forming a government of independents headed by an army general