Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Kenya‘s President Uhuru Kenyatta and China’s President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday. Mr Kenyatta is on a visit to China from August 18 to 23.
Junior Soldiers from 19 Platoon, Burma Company make final preparations before a graduation parade on Thursday in Harrogate, England. The Army Foundation College in Harrogate opened in 1998 and provides training for soldiers destined for all the Army’s career paths and provides training for 1344 junior soldiers. During their time at the college the students are taught basic military skills and can achieve vocational qualifications, City and Guilds apprenticeships and take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. The graduation parade is the largest in Europe and is only exceeded in size by the Trooping of the Colour in London. Read more
The members of Ivory Coast‘s special forces march at the presidential palace in Abidjan on Wednesday during celebrations marking the 53nd anniversary of the country’s independence from France. Read more
Recruits from the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regiment of the Indian Army take part in a passing out parade in Srinagar on Wednesday. The 494 recruits, many of them locals, completed a 49-week training programme before being absorbed as regular members of the regiment. Read more
An elderly woman who has been affected by Tuesday’s earthquake sits at a temporary shelter in Blang Mancung, Aceh Province, Indonesia, on Thursday. The death toll from the earthquake that hit earlier this week has reached 30, and police and soldiers are searching the debris for another 12 people believed missing, officials said. Read more
Service personnel in Belarus salute from tanks, as they take part in a military parade during celebrations marking Independence Day in Minsk on Wednesday
Israeli paratroopers toss the red berets awarded to them after completing an overnight march, at the end of a ceremony at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem on Thursday Read more
A Lebanese army soldier stands guard near the Bilal bin Rabbah mosque where Sunni cleric Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir once preached, in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon on Wednesday.
Palestinian protesters burn tyres as clashes broke out with Israeli security forces during a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, on Friday. Read more
Soldiers from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders parade from Stirling Castle through the streets of Stirling. It is the Battalion’s last official parade before it becomes a light infantry company.