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An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier sits inside a truck upon arrival with others in Srinagar to join thousands of federal forces and local policemen already deployed in the Kashmiri capital to contain a 46-day-old unrest
An Indian paramilitary trooper stands guard while he talks on a wireless set during a curfew in Srinagar
A soldier stands next to various overalls at the Bundeswehr ABC defence battalion 750 in Bruchsal, Germany
An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard during curfew in downtown area of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir
An armed French soldier of the 35th RAP (35e regiment d’artillerie parachutiste), part of Operation Sentinelle, patrols under at the Eiffel tower in Paris
A soldier loyal to Shiite tribesmen, known as Houthis, stands guard during a rally in support of the Houthi movement in Sanaa, Yemen.
A Russian soldier patrols the roof of the ExpoForum Convention ahead of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2016 (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia
An Iraqi soldier stands in an armed vehicle as they are stationed on the Iraqi-Saudi border in Iraq’s southern Samawah province
A Palestinian dressed up as Santa Claus talks to an Israeli soldier during a demonstration in front of a gate along the Israeli controversial separation wall in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, on Friday
“Oui” (Yes) is seen written on the walls of a polling station, where a soldier of the UN peacekeeping force MINUSCA contingent is on guard on Monday
Corporal Kevin Glover (28) from Palnacki, Dumfries and Galloway, piping outside the battalion s base at Camp Qargha to celebrate St Andrew s Day
German Bundeswehr soldiers of an honour guard salute during a welcoming ceremony at the Defence Ministry in Berlin on Friday
A Belgium army soldier walks through the Galeries Royal Saint-Hubert, or the Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries in Brussels, Belgium, Thursday
An armed soldier stand guards as pupils go to school at the French lycee in Brussels on Wednesday.
Afghan men sit in an exam to join Afghan National Army in Herat, Afghanistan. Afghan national security forces took over full responsibility for the country’s security on 01 January 2015, as NATO-led coalition forces ended their 13-year-old active combat mission and started a new phase providing training, advice, and assistance, however, the country has since experienced an increase in attacks.
A Ukrainian serviceman visits an abandoned church in the Pisky village near Donetsk
A soldier loyal to Yemen’s government aims a machine gun at a Houthi position in the country’s central province of Marib on Monday
A sniper of the Ukrainian National Guard takes up a position during a training session on the shooting range in the village of Stare, some 80 km from Kiev, Ukraine on Friday