Canon Michael Hampel holds a chalice above an embroidered altar frontal at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday in London, England. The frontal, which was made for the cathedral by injured first world war servicemen, is being displayed for the first time in 70 years to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the war.
Ukrainian government soldiers sit on an armoured vehicle as they take up a position in a sunflower field about 20 km south of Donetsk. Ukrainia forces have massed tanks and armoured vehicles about 20 km south of the rebel-held city of Donetsk
Shia volunteers from the Iraqi Ketaeb (brigade) Hezbollah, march as they join the Iraq army to fight against Jihadist militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis), on Wednesday, in Baghdad
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An Israeli soldier conducts a search mission during the sixth day into the search of three missing teenagers in Hebron, West Bank
A descendant of Comanche Indian soldiers prays on Utah Beach on Monday in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, northwestern France. Fourteen Comanche code talkers landed there on June 6, 1944, with the 4th US infantry division.
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French teenagers, who are part of a second world war re-enactment group, relax on the promenade of Arromanche next to Gold beach, as preparations for the 70th anniversary of D-day are finalised on Monday in Bayeux, France
French soldiers of the Sangaris contingent patrol the site of a barricade in central Bangui. Security forces fired warning shots as protesters in Bangui demanded the resignation of the interim government and the removal of foreign troops from Central African Republic on Friday
Ukrainian soldiers near the checkpoint they seized outside Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine, on Friday. At least three people were killed and several were injured in clashes between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia separatists in Slavyansk.
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A child walks past pro-Russia militants guarding the front of the city council building in Konstantinovka, Ukraine. Militants stormed and took control of the building and the city’s police station on Monday.
Ukrainian soldiers walk in the field near Kramatorsk, in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian forces tightened their grip on the eastern town of Kramatorsk on Wednesday after securing control over an airfield from pro-Russian separatist militiamen, prompting Russian President Vladimir Putin to warn of the risk of civil war.
Female North Korean soldiers prepare to take a commemorative photograph in front of a flower exhibition featuring North Korea’s late founder Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang
A Ukrainian officer leaves as Russian soldiers stand guard after they took control of the Ukrainian navy south headquarters base in Novoozerne. Russian forces seized control of a second Ukrainian navy base in western Crimea on Wednesday, hours after capturing the main navy headquarters in Sevastopol. Some 50 Ukrainian servicemen were seen filing out of the base at Novoozerne as Russian soldiers stood by, while pro-Moscow militants raised the Russian flag over the base
Israeli soldiers deployed on the border with Syria keep watch from the Israeli side of the border near the Druze village of Majdal Shams on Wednesday in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. Israel launched air raids against Syrian army positions and issued a stark warning to Damascus just hours after a bomb on the occupied Golan Heights wounded four of its soldiers.
Danny Berube holds his son Jaxx during welcoming ceremonies for the last Canadian troops to leave Afghanistan, as they returned to Ottawa, Ontario.
Members of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland rehearse for a re-burial ceremony in Loos British Cemetery in Loos-en-Gohelle, France. Twenty British soldiers will be re-interred almost 100 years after they were killed in action during the battle of Loos in 1915
New South Korean military officers cheer during a joint commissioning ceremony for 5,860 officers from the army, navy, air force and marines at the military headquarters in Gyeryong, south of Seoul
Ukrainian military recruits receive instructions in Kiev’s Independence Square, Ukraine. Tensions remain high in the strategic Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea with troops loyal to Moscow firing warning shots to ward off protesting Ukrainian soldiers
Military personnel, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard outside the territory of a Ukrainian military unit in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol. Ukraine mobilised for war on Sunday and Washington threatened to isolate Russia economically after President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbour in Moscow’s biggest confrontation with the west since the Cold War
Israeli soldiers of the Golani brigade with prayer shawls after night training near the border with Syria in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. Hezbollah says Israel conducted an airstrike targeting its positions in Lebanon near the border with Syria this week, claiming it caused damage but no casualties.
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Soldiers march out of the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China, before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese president Xi Jinping for visiting Pakistani president Mamnoon Hussain. Mr Hussain is on an official visit to China, his first foreign trip since taking office