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Argentinian United Nations soldiers wave to Pope Francis

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Argentinian United Nations soldiers wave to Pope Francis as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican

Soldiers conduct 'severe-cold period' drill...epaselect epa05115211 A group of soldiers affiliated with an Army unit under the Special Warfare Command sing a martial song in unison after entering a reservoir by breaking the ice on its surface in Hongcheon, Gangwon Province, South Korea, 21 January 2016. The day is known as 'daehan,' one of the 24 seasonal divisions of the lunar calendar that marks the arrival of the coldest day of the year. The exercise in cold water is part of the unit's tactical drill tailored for the winter's severe cold period.  EPA/STRINGER SOUTH KOREA OUT

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A group of soldiers affiliated with an Army unit under the Special Warfare Command sing a martial song after entering a reservoir by breaking the ice on its surface in Hongcheon, South Korea 

Pakistani troops arrive at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda town, some 35 kilometers (21 miles) outside the city of Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Gunmen stormed Bacha Khan University named after the founder of an anti-Taliban political party in the country's northwest Wednesday

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Pakistani troops arrive at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda town, some 35 kilometers (21 miles) outside the city of Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday. Gunmen stormed Bacha Khan University named after the founder of an anti-Taliban political party in the country’s northwest

Israeli soldiers from the home front command unit take part in a drill simulating a non-conventional attack at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in the southern city of Beersheba, Israel...Israeli soldiers from the home front command unit take part in a drill simulating a non-conventional attack at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in the southern city of Beersheba, Israel January 13, 2016. Israeli army spokesperson said on Wednesday that the drill, held on the last day of the 4th International Conference on Healthcare System Preparedness and Response to Emergencies and Disasters, simulated a chemical attack with mass casualties and their evacuation to a trauma center for decontamination and further treatment. Civilian emergency teams participated in the drill alongside the soldiers.

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Israeli soldiers from the home front command unit take part in a drill simulating a non-conventional attack at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in the southern city of Beersheba, Israel on Wednesday

Israeli reserve soldiers from the 77 battalion of the 7th brigade from the armored corps check their gear during an exercise in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near the border with Syria, Monday, Jan. 11, 2016.

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Israeli reserve soldiers from the 77 battalion of the 7th brigade from the armored corps check their gear during an exercise in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near the border with Syria, Monday

Iraqi forces secure an area near the Grand Mosque in central Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar province, on Friday, after retaking the city from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists

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Iraqi forces secure an area near the Grand Mosque in central Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s Anbar province, on Friday, after retaking the city from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists

 Indian paramilitary soldiers are seen rehearsing for the Republic Day parade during the early morning hours in New Delhi, India, 07 January 2016

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Indian paramilitary soldiers are seen rehearsing for the Republic Day parade during the early morning hours in New Delhi, India, on Thursday

Armed Forces of the Philippines 80th Anniversary celebration at Clark airbase

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Filipino soldiers conduct a military drill during the Armed Forces of the Philippines 80th Anniversary celebration at Clark airbase in Angeles City, Pampanga province, Philippines, on Monday 

Soldiers from South Korea (L) and the US (R) gesture as they set up a floating bridge during a US-South Korea joint river crossing exercise

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Soldiers from South Korea (L) and the US (R) gesture as they set up a floating bridge during a US-South Korea joint river crossing exercise in the border county of Yeoncheon, northeast of Seoul

Romanian special forces servicemen wait on a bus before the beginning of the national day celebrations in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Thousands gathered to watch a military parade.

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Romanian special forces servicemen wait on a bus before the beginning of the national day celebrations in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday

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 after Belgian police staged a series of raids but failed to find a key Paris attacks suspect

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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 November 17, 2015. Iran started military manoeuvres to respond to possible attacks by armed groups, such as the Islamic State (IS) group, a military commander said according to ISNA.

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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, 22 September 2015. Iran is marking the start of the eight-year-long war with Iraq (1980-1988)

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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.

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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, 24 August 2015, during a march on the occasion of Independence Day. Ukrainians marked the 24th anniversary of Ukraine's independence from the Soviet Union in 1991

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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, August 13, 2015. India commemorates its Independence Day on August 15.

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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.

oldiers guard a vehicle that is used to transport people in San Salvador on July 29, 2015, during the third day of 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 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.

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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 Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

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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

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. The event will mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The 1815 battle saw the overthrow of Napoleon Bonaparte and the restoration of Louis XVIII to the French throne

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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

Nigerien soldiers  patrol in Bosso

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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.