Soldiers patrol in the streets, in Brussels, on Tuesday as the Belgian capital remains on the highest possible alert level. Brussels began a fourth consecutive day in lockdown under a maximum terror alert
Iranian soldiers participate in military manoeuvres on the outskirts of the northeastern Iranian town of Torbat-E-Jam, near Mashhad, on Tuesday. Iran started military manoeuvres to respond to possible attacks by armed groups, such as the Islamic State (IS) group
Camouflaged Iranian Army soldiers march during the annual military parade marking the begging of the 1980 war with Iraq, in Tehran, Iran, on Tuesday. Iran is marking the start of the eight-year-long war with Iraq (1980-1988)
Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers train with wooden rifles at their barracks in Heihe, northeast China’s Heilongjiang province.
A Ukrainian armed forces military unit marches at Kiev’s Independence Square, Ukraine, on Monday, during a march on the occasion of Independence Day
Members of India’s Tripura State Rifles (TSR) take part in the full-dress rehearsal for India’s Independence Day celebrations in Agartala, India, on Thursday. India commemorates its Independence Day on Saturday.
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Soldiers guard a vehicle that is used to transport people in San Salvador during a transport strike in El Salvador over the lack of security in the violence-plagued country. Street gangs in El Salvador killed a seventh bus driver on Wednesday for defying their campaign to shut down public transport and force the government to recognize the feared urban posses. Many people used army trucks and other state-owned vehicles to get to work or school.
Ukrainian soldiers demonstrate their skills, prior to being sent the country’s east to fight against pro-Russian separatists, in a military base in the village of Novi Petrivtsi near Kiev on Wednesday
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Members of the Allied army practice their square formation to counter cavalry charges on Friday in Waterloo, Belgium. Around 5000 historical re-enactors will amass this evening to stage the 1st battle re-enactment, the ‘French attack’, in front of around 200,000 spectators from around the world
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Nigerien soldiers patrol in Bosso, near the Nigerian border. Niger has extended for three months the state of emergency in its southeastern Diffa region where the army has been battling Boko Haram militants since February.
Iraqi security forces stand guard as residents from the city of Ramadi, who fled their homes as Islamic State (IS) group militants tightened their siege on the last government positions in the capital of Anbar province, wait to cross Bzeibez bridge, on the southwestern frontier of Baghdad, on Wednesday
Iraqi soldiers fire towards Islamic State (IS) group positions in the Garma district of Anbar province west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, on Tuesday. Iraq’s army and allied paramilitary forces massed around Anbar’s provincial capital Ramadi, looking for swift action to recapture the city from the Islamic State group before it builds up defences
Boys walk behind patrolling soldiers in Bujumbura, Burundi. Burundian forces arrested the leader of a failed coup on Friday and President Pierre Nkurunziza returned to the capital
Former anti-Balaka child soldiers wait to be released in Bambari, Central African Republic
Jean Claude Niyonzima, a suspected member of the ruling party’s Imbonerakure youth militia, pleads with soldiers to protect him from a mob of demonstrators after he emerged from hiding in a sewer in the Cibitoke district of Bujumbura, Burundi on Thursday
Soldiers from the South Korean army special forces unit demonstrate their skills in fighting back knife-wielding attackers during a martial arts demonstration for Children’s Day at the War Museum in Seoul on Tuesday
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Soldiers dressed as Vietnam War era Vietcong soldiers march during a parade marking the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Thursday
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Commandos hang from a helicopter during the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on Monday
South Korean army soldiers move during their military exercise near the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea. North Korea on Monday fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and warned of “merciless strikes” against its enemies as allies Seoul and Washington launched annual military drills
Soldiers watch as oil barrels are moved from the site of an explosion on Monday at a petrol station and storage facility near the Bakara open-air market in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu