US Army C-17 Globemaster military transport planes drop US paratroopers from the 82 Airborne Division during the Swift Response-16 part of the NATO Anaconda-16 exercise at the military area near Torun, Poland
Two F-22 Raptor fighter jets of the 95th Fighter Squadron from Tyndall, Florida approach the refuelling nozzle of a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing at the Royal Air Force Base in Mildenhall in Britain as they fly over the Baltic Sea towards the newly established NATO airbase of Aemari, Estonia
An Afghan policeman reacts at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan June on Tuesday. A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign troops serving with NATO on the main road running between Kabul’s airport and the U.S. embassy
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Soldiers of the German armed forces, the Bundeswehr, stand next to their Marder light tanks during the NATO Noble Jump military exercises of the VJTF forces on Thursday in Zagan, Poland
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is seen on the screen of a camera as he delivers a speech at NATO Foreign Minister’s Meeting in Antalya on Wednesday. Turkey hosts NATO foreign ministers for a meeting to discuss threats to the alliance including Islamic State jihadists and the policies of Russia on its borders.
A Polish Air Force MIG-29 fighter (R) and an Italian Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon fighter patrol over the Baltics during a NATO air policing mission from Zokniai air base near Siauliai.
Portuguese Air Force fighter F-16 (R) and Canadian Air Force fighter CF-18 Hornet patrol over Baltics air space, from the Zokniai air base near Siauliai on Thursday
A Pro-Russian gunman prepares in his room in the Oktyaber neighborhood, north west of Donetsk, near the destroyed airport, on Thursday, following last days shelling in eastern Ukraine
U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron, watch a flypast on the second day of a NATO summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales on Friday
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Members of military special forces sit on an armoured vehicle near Kramatorsk. NATO’s top official accused Moscow outright on Thursday of attacking Ukraine
NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR) soldiers rest after taking part in a crowd and riot control exercise near the town of Ferizaj on Friday
US secretary of state John Kerry, centre left, speaks with Lithuanian foreign minister Linas Linkevicius during a meeting of the North Atlantic Council at Nato headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday
Afghan security forces walk near burning Nato supply trucks after what police said was a suicide bombing attack on Thursday by militants in the Torkham area near the Pakistani-Afghan border in Nangarhar province. According to officials at least 37 trucks belonging to Nato forces were destroyed and two civilians wounded in the attack.
Ukrainian soldiers perform military exercises at a military training ground outside Kiev, Ukraine. Ukrainian Acting Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsa has said that the new Ukrainian government is not planning to lead Ukraine into NATO.
Former Taliban militants stand behind a rusty old light machine gun as they surrender their weapons under a US-backed Afghan government amnesty programme, in Herat, Afghanistan on Wednesday. Hundreds of anti-government militants have surrendered to the government under an amnesty programme launched in 2004 by Hamid Karzai, Afghan president.
A former Taliban fighter looks on during a ceremony after joining Afghan government forces in Herat on Wednesday. About 100,000 foreign combat troops, 68,000 of them from the US, are due to leave by the end of 2014, and NATO formally transferred responsibility for nationwide security to Afghan forces a week ago.