India’s Central Armed Police Forces Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) contingent performs during the “passing out parade” at their training headquarters near Bhopal. Around 415 cadets from all over India took part in the parade, in the year SSB celebrates the golden jubilee of its foundation.
Indian soldiers rest after their rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi. India will celebrate its annual Republic Day on January 26. Read more
The bodyguard training school of former soldier Chen Yongqing in China Read more
A packed taxi drives past a French checkpoint in Bangui, Central African Republic on Monday. Over 1,600 French troops have been deployed to the country in an effort to put an end to sectarian violence. More than 600 people have been killed since Christian groups known as the Anti-Balaka – balaka means machete – launched a strike over Bangui last week before being pushed back.
Israeli soldiers gesture in front of the Mediterranean at Zikim beach, near the southern city of Ashkelon, Israel
Russian soldiers dressed in Red Army second world war uniforms prepare to parade in Red Square against a backdrop of St Basil Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday. The soldiers marched across Red Square to mark the 72nd anniversary of a historic second world war parade.
Polish soldiers in Warsaw rehearse for a parade to mark National Independence Day on November 11
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Children play on a burned tank in Kimbumba in the Democratic Republic of Congo. On Wednesday Congolese troops captured the last stronghold of M23 rebels in the troubled east of the country, raising hopes of a return to the negotiating table. Read more
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Belarus interior ministry troops take part in an exam outside Minsk to achieve the burgundy coloured “madder beret”, which signifies they have qualified as members of the ministry’s elite special forces
A Ground Self-Defense Force rescue member searches for survivors after a landslide caused by heavy rains brought on by typhoon Wipha buried houses at Oshima island, 120km south of Tokyo on Thursday. At least 17 people died as a powerful typhoon lashed Japan’s Pacific coast, with dozens still missing and the death toll likely to rise.