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. Read more
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 Read more
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.
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A Russian SU-27 combat aircraft performs during the International Maritime Defence Show in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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 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. Read more
Opponents of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi shout slogans during a protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday. Read more
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 Read more
Service personnel in Belarus salute from tanks, as they take part in a military parade during celebrations marking Independence Day in Minsk on Wednesday