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An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard during a surprise search operation in the business hub of Lal Chowk in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 07 October 2013 Indian Army officiating Brigadier General Staff, Sanjay Mitra said a major infiltration bid by militants is underway in the Keran sector along the Line of Control, the de facto border which divides Kashmir into Indian and Pakistan administered parts.

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An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard during a surprise search operation in the business hub of Lal Chowk in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. Officiating Brigadier General Staff, Sanjay Mitra, of the Indian army, said a major infiltration bid by militants is under way in the Keran sector along the Line of Control, the de facto border which divides Kashmir into Indian and Pakistan administered parts.

Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers and officers measure the position for members of a guard of honor near the red carpet before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese President Xi Jinping for visiting Jordanian King Abdullah II, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Chinese People’s Liberation Army soldiers and officers measure the position for members of a guard of honour near the red carpet before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese President Xi Jinping for visiting Jordanian King Abdullah II, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on Wednesday Read more

A Syrian military soldier holds his Ak-47 with a sticker of Syrian President Bashar Assad and Arabic that reads, "Syria is fine," as he stands guard at a check point on Baghdad street, in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. Syrian opposition groups claimed scores have died on Wednesday in a government offensive near Damascus, attacks in which some activists say regime troops used "poisonous gas." The government denied the reports.

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A Syrian military soldier holds his Ak-47 rifle bearing a sticker with the smiling face of Bashar al-Assad, Syrian president, and Arabic writing that reads, “Syria is fine”, as he stands guard at a check point on a Baghdad street in Damascus, Syria. Opposition groups claimed scores died on Wednesday in a government offensive near Damascus, attacks in which some activists say regime troops used “poisonous gas”. The government has denied the reports

An Afghan National Army walks on Nader Khan Hill in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug, 19, 2013. Afghan officials mark the country s 94th independence day from Britain with a small military parade and folk festivals in the capital.

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An Afghan National Army soldier walks on Nader Khan Hill in Kabul, Afghanistan. Celebrations to mark the country’s 94th Independence Day from Britain include a small military parade and folk festivals in the capital on Monday

Palestinian protest in West Bank

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A Palestinian man and an Israeli soldier come face-to-face during the eviction of protesters who were trying to block the main road leading to the Israeli settlement of Efrat, near the West Bank town of Bethlehem, on Friday

A former Taliban fighter looks on during...A former Taliban fighter looks on during a ceremony after joining Afghan government forces in Herat on August 7, 2013. About 100,000 foreign combat troops, 68,000 of them from the US, are due to exit by the end of 2014, and NATO formally transferred responsibility for nationwide security to Afghan forces a week ago. AFP PHOTO/ Aref KarimAref iKarimi/AFP/Getty Images

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A former Taliban fighter looks on during a ceremony after joining Afghan government forces in Herat on Wednesday. About 100,000 foreign combat troops, 68,000 of them from the US, are due to leave by the end of 2014, and NATO formally transferred responsibility for nationwide security to Afghan forces a week ago. Read more

An army trooper stands while manning a checkpoint at a checkpoint in Sanaa...An army trooper stands while manning a checkpoint at a checkpoint in Sanaa August 5, 2013. Britain and France extended the closure of their embassies in Yemen on Monday after a U.S. warning of a possible militant attack in the region, and the Arab state said it was stepping up security at ports and airports. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (YEMEN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)

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A soldier mans a checkpoint in Sana’a. On Monday, Britain and France extended the closure of their embassies in the Yemen capital after a US warning of a possible militant attack in the region. The Arab country has stepped up security at ports and airports. Read more

A soldier from the People's Liberation Army jumps through a ring of fire as part of training during the PLA Army Day in Wenzhou...A soldier from the People's Liberation Army jumps through a ring of fire as part of training during the PLA Army Day in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, August 1, 2013. Picture taken August 1, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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A soldier from the People’s Liberation Army jumps through a ring of fire as part of training during the PLA Army Day in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

A soldier holding a Chinese made Type 95 5.8 mm rifle, stands in position during a demonstration of their anti-air artilleries at a base of Peopleís Liberation Army Lanzhou Military 47th Combined Corps anti-air brigade in Xi'an in northwest China's Shaanxi province Monday, July 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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A soldier holds a Chinese made Type 95 5.8mm rifle during a demonstration of anti-air artilleries at a base of the People’s Liberation Army Lanzhou Military 47th Combined Corps anti-air brigade in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, northwest China, on Monday Read more

Two soldiers sit on a military vehicle as they read the Koran while fasting during Ramadan, near a checkpoint in Sanaa...Two soldiers from the central security forces sit on a military vehicle as they read the Koran while fasting during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, near a checkpoint in Sanaa July 18, 2013.  REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi (YEMEN - Tags: MILITARY RELIGION)

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Two Muslim soldiers from the central security forces sit on a military vehicle as they read the Koran while fasting during the month of Ramadan, near a checkpoint in Sana’a, Yemen on Thursday Read more