An Indian Air Force soldier tosses his rifle as he performs during the full-dress rehearsal for Indian Air Force Day at the Hindon air force station on the outskirts of New Delhi. Photo Adnan Abidi/Reuters
Indian paramilitary soldiers are seen rehearsing for the Republic Day parade during the early morning hours in New Delhi, India, on Thursday
Indian sailors take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi, India
Indian soldiers of the Assam Rifles march during a rehearsal for the forthcoming Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning at Rajpath in New Delhi
Russian navy battle ships station in the bay during a rehearsal of the Russian Navy Day parade in Sevastopol, Crimea on Friday
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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.
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.
Russian servicemen take part in a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade during a snowfall in central Moscow. Russia celebrates victory over Nazi Germany on May 9
Indian soldiers take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi. India celebrates Republic Day on January 26
Polish soldiers in Warsaw rehearse for a parade to mark National Independence Day on November 11
Members of India’s National Cadet Corps conduct a dress rehearsal for Independence Day celebrations in Secunderabad on Tuesday. India will celebrate its 67th Independence Day on Thursday.
A policewoman helps a comrade who fainted during the full-dress rehearsal for India’s Independence Day celebrations in Chennai, south India on Tuesday.