Parade

Hamas militants parade...epa04880536 Three-year-old Nour Al Masri (L) watches as the Ezz Al-Din Al-Qassam militia, the military wing of the Hamas movement,  parades in the streets of Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip, 11 August 2015.  EPA/MOHAMMED SABER

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Three-year-old Nour Al Masri watches as the Ezz Al-Din Al-Qassam militia, the military wing of the Hamas movement, parades in the streets of Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip

Alphajets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly over the Pyramid of the Louvre Museum during the traditional Bastille day military parade in Paris...Alphajets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France in the formation of a Croix de Lorraine cross and releasing trails of red, white and blue smoke, colors of French national flag, fly over the Pyramid of the Louvre Museum during the traditional Bastille day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2015

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Alphajets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France in the formation of a Croix de Lorraine cross and releasing trails of red, white and blue smoke, colors of French national flag, fly over the Pyramid of the Louvre Museum during the traditional Bastille day military parade in Paris, France

A woman dressed in red, white and blue watches the main Orange demonstration during the Twelfth of July parade on July 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Twelfth is an Ulster Protestant celebration held annually. It celebrates the victory of Protestant king William of Orange over Catholic king James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. This year the Twelfth takes place on the thirteenth of July due to the original date falling on a Sunday

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A woman dressed in red, white and blue watches the main Orange demonstration during the Twelfth of July parade on Monday in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Twelfth is an Ulster Protestant celebration held annually

Italian carabinieri march  on Via dei Fori Imperiali in central Rome on June 2, 2015, during the military parade as part of celebrations marking Italy's  Republic Day

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Italian carabinieri march on Via dei Fori Imperiali in central Rome on Tuesday, during the military parade as part of celebrations marking Italy’s Republic Day

A girl sporting a sticker with the national flag colours on her face participates in a street parade to celebrate the 24th self-declared independence day for the breakaway Somaliland nation from  Somalia in capital Hargeysa...A girl sporting a sticker with the national flag colours on her face participates in a street parade to celebrate the 24th self-declared independence day for the breakaway Somaliland nation from  Somalia in capital Hargeysa, May 18, 2015.

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A girl sporting a sticker with the national flag colours on her face participates in a street parade to celebrate the 24th self-declared independence day for the breakaway Somaliland nation from Somalia in capital Hargeysa on Monday

Children and honour guards watch a performance during the so-called parade of children's troops in Rostov-on-Don, southern Russia, on Thursday

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Children and honour guards watch a performance during the so-called parade of children’s troops in Rostov-on-Don, southern Russia, on Thursday

Passing Out Parade in Humhama...epa04747442 New recruits of the Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) take part in the passing out parade in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, India, 14 May 2015. A total of 341 recruits were formally inducted into the CRPF, an Indian paramilitary force, after completing a 44-weeks training in physical fitness, weapon handling, commando operations and counter insurgency.  EPA/FAROOQ KHAN

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New recruits of the Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) take part in the passing out parade in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar, Kashmir, India. A total of 341 recruits were formally inducted into the CRPF, an Indian paramilitary force, after completing a 44-weeks training in physical fitness, weapon handling, commando operations and counter insurgency 

Russian Emergency Ministry cadets march

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Russian Emergency Ministry cadets march as they take part in a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade on Moscow’s Red Square on Wednesday. Russia will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the 1945 victory over Nazi Germany on May 9th.

Pakistani commandos hang from a helicopter

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Commandos hang from a helicopter during the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on Monday

Dressed up Israelis take part in a parade during the festivities of the Jewish Purim festival on March 5, 2015 in the central Israeli city of Netanya. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther.

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Dressed up Israelis take part in a parade during the festivities of the Jewish Purim festival on Thursday in the central Israeli city of Netanya. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago

A carnival float with papier-mache caricatures takes part in Rose Monday carnival parade in Duesseldorf

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A carnival float with papier-mache caricatures of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) and a figure representing Greece takes part in the traditional Rose Monday carnival parade in the western German city of Dusseldorf. The parades in Cologne, Mainz and Dusseldorf are the highlight of the German street carnival season.

A papier mache figure for carnival floats depicting Russian President Putin is pictured during preparations for the upcoming Rose Monday carnival parade in Mainz...A papier mache figure for carnival floats depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin is pictured during preparations for the upcoming Rose Monday carnival parade in Mainz, February 10, 2015.

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A papier mache figure for carnival floats depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin is pictured during preparations for the upcoming Rose Monday carnival parade in Mainz on Tuesday

A man puts the final touches on a giant figure showing British musician Mick Jagger, during preparations for the 131st Nice carnival parade , Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 in Nice, southeastern France. The Carnival, running from Feb. 13 until March 1, 2015, celebrates the "King of Music".

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A man adds the final touches to a giant figure of Mick Jagger during preparations for the 131st Nice carnival parade in the south of France

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) passing out parade

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New recruits of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) march as they take part in the passing out parade at Humhama on the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, on Friday. A total of 333 recruits were formally inducted into the BSF, an Indian paramilitary force, after completing 44 weeks of rigorous training in physical fitness, weapon handling, commando operations and counter insurgency.

Indian soldiers practice a march ahead of Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. U.S. President Barack Obama will be the "chief guest" at this year's parade, marked annually on Jan. 26.

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Soldiers practice ahead of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday. US President Barack Obama will be the chief guest at the annual event.

Troops of the Interior Ministry march in a parade during a ceremony marking Iraqi Police Day's 93rd anniversary at a police academy in Baghdad January 8, 2015.

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Troops of the Interior Ministry march in a parade during a ceremony marking Iraqi Police Day’s 93rd anniversary at a police academy in Baghdad on Thursday

An Indian Air Force graduate is tossed in the air by his colleagues after their passing out parade ceremony in Bangalore, India, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. A total of 121 officers including 45 women completed Friday after 74 weeks of training.

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An Indian Air Force graduate is tossed in the air by his colleagues after their passing out parade ceremony in Bangalore, India. A total of 121 officers including 45 women completed training on Friday after 74 weeks of training

A clown sits on a park bench at sunrise before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 27, 2014.

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A clown sits on a park bench at sunrise before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Thursday morning

Iran annual military parade ...epa04411779 Iranian soldiers march during the annual military parade marking the Iraqi invasion in 1980, which led to a eight-year-long war (1980-1988) in Tehran, Iran, 22 September 2014. The Iranian President said that Iran would not get back even one step of its right about a peaceful nuclear programm.  EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

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Iranian soldiers mark the Iraqi invasion in 1980, which led to an eight-year war (1980-1988), during an annual military parade in Tehran, Iran 

Members of the The Fort McHenry Guard Field Musicians perform at the base of the Battle Monument during the Star Spangled Spectacular September 12, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the United States' national anthem, Baltimore's Inner Harbor will host tall ships, fireworks displays, concerts, historic tours and other events. The anthem's lyrics come from 'Defence of Fort M'Henry,' a poem written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key after he witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships during the War of 1812.

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Members of the The Fort McHenry Guard Field Musicians perform at the base of the Battle Monument during the Star Spangled Spectacular on Friday in Baltimore, Maryland. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the United States’ national anthem, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will host tall ships, fireworks displays, concerts, historic tours and other events