A Ukrainian soldier carries an unexploded shell during demining works in a field near the Novoazovsk district in the vicinity of the eastern city of Mariupol, Ukraine on Thursday.
An Afghan National Army soldier who survived a road side bomb explosion walks past the site of the blast in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday. At least four Afghan soldiers have been killed in the attack.
Soldiers demonstrate breaking boards at an event in the Gyeryongdae military headquarters in Gyeryong City, South Chungcheong Province, on Monday, ahead of the 66th anniversary of the foundation of the country’s military, which falls on Oct. 1.
A Ukrainian serviceman rides on an armoured vehicle near the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve
A Ukrainian serviceman is seen in a military camp in Volnovaha town, some 60 km from Donetsk, Ukraine. New EU sanctions against Russia are to come into effect on Friday
A Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier stands guard at the entrance to the PLA’s Hong Kong Garrison headquarters in Hong Kong
A Ukrainian soldier rests at his temporary camp, close to a checkpoint near Eastern Ukrainian village Nikishino, some 20 kms from village Grabovo, close to the village where the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, in Ukraine on Friday
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A Pro-Russian militant kisses members of his family who leave for Russia on in Donetsk. EU leaders meet on Wednesday to decide on new sanctions against Russia and pro-Moscow separatists in east Ukraine as Kiev raises fears of an imminent invasion by thousands of Russian troops.
South Korean soldiers take position during a search and arrest operation for a conscript soldier who shot and killed five comrades in Goseong on Monday
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An Iranian soldier walks past a portrait of the Ayatollah Khomeini outside Khomeini’s shrine on the 25th anniversary of his death on Wednesday on the outskirts of Tehran, Iran
A soldier uses her mobile phone next to a sentry box on the banks of the Yalu River, near the town of Sinuiju, North Korea, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong
A soldier stands guard along the bank of Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, which neighbours the Chinese border city of Dandong
Libyan soldiers take part in a training exercise directed by the Italian Army’s 80th Infantry Regiment of Cassino, in Persano, near Salerno in southern Italy.
Chinese honour guards lift caskets containing the remains of Chinese soldiers during the handing over ceremony of the remains at the Incheon International Airport on Friday. The remains of 437 Chinese soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War were transferred from a temporary columbarium in South Korea to the airport on Thursday to be returned to China.
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Malakal, Upper Nile State 650 km from Juba, is under the controlled of rebels and defected SPLA soldiers loyal to former vice president Riek Machar in South Sudan
Soldiers take part in a drill during a heavy snow in Heihe, Heilongjiang province.
An Afghan National Army soldier looks out from an armoured car at the Forward Base in Nari district, near their army outpost in Kunar province on Monday. The Afghan Taliban killed 21 soldiers in the assault on Sunday in the remote mountainous region, the Afghan government said, and six soldiers were missing after the militants’ most deadly assault on the security forces in months.
A member of the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force takes part in the US -Japan Exercise Iron Fist manoeuvres at the US Marine base in Pendleton, California
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Soldiers patrol the streets of Bangui as shots ring out and blasts from heavy weapons rock several districts of the Central African Republic capital on Thursday morning amid communal tensions ahead of a UN vote authorising force to stop the country’s descent into chaos.
SPC Michael Fashion of the US Army’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, holds his daughter Malia Banks after a homecoming ceremony in the Natcher Physical Fitness Center on Fort Knox early on Wednesday morning. 250 soldiers returned to Fort Knox after a nine-month combat deployment working alongside Afghan military and police forces in Afghanistan.