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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 December 18, 2015.

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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 December 14, 2015. Another two people died overnight in the Central African Republic capital Bangui, the Red Cross said on December 14, bringing the death toll from unrest sparked by a constitutional referendum to five. Clashes involving rocket launchers and machine guns disrupted the polling on December 13 in the Muslim-majority PK-5 district of Bangui. The vote is seen as a test run for presidential and parliamentary elections due to take place December 27 to end more than two years of conflict between the Muslim and Christian militias.

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“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

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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 honor

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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, Nov. 26, 2015. Brussels is keeping its terror alert on highest level.

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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

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An armed soldier stand guards as pupils go to school at the French lycee in Brussels on Wednesday.

ANA recruitment in Herat...epaselect epa05001503 Afghan men sit in an exam to join Afghan National Army in Herat, Afghanistan, 29 October 2015. 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.  EPA/JALIL REZAYEE

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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

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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 October 19, 2015.

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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, 02 October 2015. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Paris for talks with French President Francois Hollande before a four-way summit this afternoon with the leaders of Ukraine and Germany.

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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

A member of the Saudi forces stands to attention during a visit by Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah at the Saudi-led coalition military base in Yemen's southern embattled city of Aden on Monday. Since Bahah's return from exile on September 16, 2015, his government is conducting the country's business from Aden, and is aiming to reinforce fighters supporting Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, battling Shiite Huthi rebels in the central region

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A member of the Saudi forces stands to attention during a visit by Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah at the Saudi-led coalition military base in Yemen’s southern embattled city of Aden on Monday

An Iraqi army cadet performs "the leap of faith" from a bridge in Baghdad, September 22, 2015.

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An Iraqi army cadet performs “the leap of faith” from a bridge during training in Baghdad today. 

China's War Film Industry Showcases Troubled History With Japan...HENGDIAN, CHINA - AUGUST 11: A large explsion set off by effects technicians goes off as Chinese actors playing Nationalist soldiers are seen during  filming of a battle segment in the series "Legend of the Stupid Guy" set during the second Sino-Japanese War on August 11, 2015 in Hengdian, China. Seventy years after the end of World War II, there is still widespread resentment across China toward Japan and its wartime misdeeds. It is estimated that hundreds of films depicting China's victory over Japan in 1945 are produced on the mainland every year and the genre remains one of the country's most popular entertainment draws. The conflict and what critics say is a refusal by most Japanese leaders to fully apologize for history, has long set the tone for strained relations between the two countries and and at times fuelled regional tension. Many of the films are shot in and around Hengdian Studios, Asia's largest production facility.  (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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A large explpsion set off by effects technicians goes off as Chinese actors playing Nationalist soldiers are seen during filming of a battle segment in the series “Legend of the Stupid Guy” set during the second Sino-Japanese War in Hengdian, China. Seventy years after the end of World War II, there is still widespread resentment across China toward Japan and its wartime misdeeds. 

A North Korean soldier keeps watch on the south at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, South Korea, August 11, 2015. South Korea's military on Monday threatened retaliation against North Korea after accusing the North of planting land mines inside the Demilitarised Zone border that wounded two soldiers last week, in what it called a cowardly act of provocation.

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A North Korean soldier keeps watch on the south at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, South Korea today. South Korea’s military on Monday threatened retaliation against North Korea after accusing the North of planting land mines inside the Demilitarised Zone border that wounded two soldiers last week, in what it called a cowardly act of provocation

An Egyptian carries a member of the armed forces on his shoulders during celebrations of the opening of the new addition to the Suez Canal, in Tahrir Square, downtown Cairo, Egypt, 06 August 2015. The latest addition to the canal comes in at 72 kilometers (44 miles), was completed in under a year at an estimated cost of 8.5 billion US dollars, and was opened to shipping 06 August. According to the Egyptian Government the additional chanel cuts journey times from an estimated 18-14 hours to 11 hours, making it the fastest shipping lane of its kind worldwide, and will double revenue, though their figures have been widely disputed by international economists

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An Egyptian carries a member of the armed forces on his shoulders during celebrations of the opening of the new addition to the Suez Canal, in Tahrir Square, downtown Cairo, Egypt on Thursday

A Turkish soldier prays during the burial ceremony of Turkish soldier Mehmet Yavuz Nane on Friday, in Gaziantep

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A Turkish soldier prays during the burial ceremony of Turkish soldier Mehmet Yavuz Nane on Friday, in Gaziantep

A US soldier wears a gas mask during a competition to test individual skills at a US Army base in Uijeongbu, north of Seoul, on July 8, 2015. The goal of the competition is to foster esprit de corps across the units participating and to continue to strengthen the US-South Korea alliance.

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A US soldier wears a gas mask during a competition to test individual skills at a US Army base in Uijeongbu, north of Seoul, on Wednesday. The goal of the competition is to foster esprit de corps across the units participating and to continue to strengthen the US-South Korea alliance

A member of the Afghan security forces keeps watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan July 7, 2015. A suicide car bomber slammed into a convoy of foreign forces in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, the Ministry of Interior spokesman said, but it was not clear whether there were any casualties

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A member of the Afghan security forces keeps watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. A suicide car bomber slammed into a convoy of foreign forces in the Afghan capital on Tuesday

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 June 18, 2015 in Zagan, Poland. The VJTF, the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force, is NATO's response to Russia's annexation of Crimea and the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Troops from Germany, Norway, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania and Belgium were among those taking part today

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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

A Ukrainian serviceman investigates a crater left by a Grad rocket in the village of Toshkivka, Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, Monday, June 15, 2015

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A Ukrainian serviceman investigates a crater left by a Grad rocket in the village of Toshkivka, Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, on Monday