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 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 on Thursday
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 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. A suicide car bomber slammed into a convoy of foreign forces in the Afghan capital on Tuesday
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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, on Monday
French soldiers, part of Operation Sangaris, patrols Bangui la Coquette at “PK0″ of the capital
An Afghan policeman stands guard at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan. A bomb exploded in the parking lot of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Justice on Tuesday, killing at least five people and wounding dozens as civil servants were leaving work for the day
A solider watches smoke rising as they take part in joint Jordan-US maneuvers during the “Eager Lion” military exercises, in Mudawwara, near the border with Saudi Arabia, on Monday
A Ukrainian serviceman walks in front of self-propelled cannons waiting to be loaded onto a cargo train in the eastern Ukrainian city of Artemivsk, Donetsk region, on Friday. Kiev announced on Thursday it was starting to pull back Grad rocket launchers as part of the next stage of the withdrawal agreed in a deal struck in Minsk.
A presidential “Evzon” stands guard (L) as Giorgos Paganis, 52, a marble craftsman from the island of Tinos, adds the words “Mediterranean” and “Aegean” onto the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, under a list of places where Greeks fought modern history battles, outside the parliament in central Athens. Greece sent a list of economic reform plans to European institutions and the International Monetary Fund around midnight, a source close to the European Commission said on Tuesday.
A Ukrainian serviceman, who fought in Debaltseve, returns home by bus to Artemivsk, eastern Ukraine on Tuesday
A member of the Ukrainian armed forces smokes as he sits at a military vehicle near Artemivsk, eastern Ukraine. Ukraine’s military said on Monday two of its soldiers had been killed and 10 wounded in the past 24 hours, signalling that fighting has not stopped to allow a truce deal to be implemented
A rebel fighter carries his weapon as he walks in front of a rainbow in Ratian village, north of Aleppo, after what the rebels said was an offensive against them by forces loyal to Syria‘s President Bashar al-Assad that attempted to advance in the village but failed.
A fighter of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) stands next to damaged buildings in the northern Syrian town of Kobani on Friday. Sheets meant to hide residents from snipers’ sights still hang over streets in the Syrian border town of Kobani, and its shattered buildings and cratered roads suggest those who fled are unlikely to return anytime soon
A Palestinian boy wearing a military costume arrives at a military-style graduation ceremony for Palestinian youths who were trained at one of the Hamas-run Liberation Camps, in Gaza City on Thursday
A Kurdish fighter smiles as he drives a car in the centre of the Syrian border town of Kobani, known as Ain al-Arab, on Wednesday. Kurdish forces recaptured the strategic town on the Turkish frontier on Tuesday in a symbolic blow for the jihadists who have seized swathes of territory in a brutal onslaught across Syria and Iraq
An Israeli soldier from the Golani brigade takes part in training near the city of Katzrin in the Golan Heights on Monday