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Palestinian students take part in a military march organised by Hamas national security in a street in Rafah town, in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday. Thousands of youngsters between the age of six and 16 can participate in the summer camp where they receive military as well as religious training.
A Mainz Carnival parade float satirises Fifa, the football governing body. The annual parade in the German city will be held on Rose Monday, March 3, and is known for poking fun at politicians and celebrities
Japanese honour guards hold their guns before a welcoming ceremony for Lithuanian defence minister Juozas Olekas at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo on Tuesday.
Locals dressed as Vikings march through the streets of Lerwick onTuesday, in the Shetland Islands, Scotland. The traditional festival of fire is known as Up Helly Aa. The spectacular event takes place annually on the last Tuesday of January. The climax of the day comes with participants in full costume hauling a Viking longboat through the streets of Lerwick to the edge of town where up to 1,000 people parade and throw their flaming torches into the galley.
A Tamborillero wearing his uniform takes part in the traditional ‘La Tamborrada’, during ‘El Dia Grande’, the main day of San Sebastian feasts, in the Basque city of San Sebastian, Spain. From midnight, marchers parade through the streets of San Sebastian playing drums and barrels in honour of their patron saint.
Boys peer out from between spectators’ legs at a parade on Tuesday in Kathmandu, Nepal, marking the anniversary of the birth of Prophet Mohammad.
Indian soldiers march during a rehearsal for the upcoming Republic day parade in New Delhi. Indian Republic day is celebrated every January 26.