A sniper of the Ukrainian National Guard takes up a position during a training session on the shooting range in the village of Stare, some 80 km from Kiev, Ukraine on Friday
An Iraqi army cadet performs “the leap of faith” from a bridge during training in Baghdad today.
Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers train with wooden rifles at their barracks in Heihe, northeast China’s Heilongjiang province.
Servicemen of the Kiev-1,Ukrainian volunteers battalion, take part in training exercises in Kiev on Friday
A recruit of the far-right volunteer battalion Azov takes part in a competition in Kiev on Friday prior to leaving to the battle region in east Ukraine
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Ukrainian servicemen, their faces darkened with camouflage paint, take part in military exercises on the army’s training ranges near Ghytomyr, some 150 km west of Kiev.
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
A rat searches for land mines and unexploded ordnance during a training session in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) working with the Belgian NGO APOPO has recently begun testing the feasibility of using large mine detection rats from Tanzania to help clear fields of mines and unexploded ordnance in one of the most bombed and mined countries in the world.
Paramilitary policemen react as they take part in a combat skills training session at a military base in Chaohu, Anhui province, China on Thursday
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French Search and Intervention Brigades (BRI – Brigade de recherche et d’intervention) policemen officers take part in a training exercice at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France in Paris.
An Iraqi Shia fighter from the Popular Mobilisation units, part of the Zahraa Brigade, poses for a picture under a sign which reads in Arabic “Lions of Najaf” during a training exercise in the central Iraqi city of Kufa, some 160 kms south of Baghdad, on Monday
Ukraine’s voluntary militia, called the Azov Battalion, undergoes artillery training.
Militants from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s armed wing, the Al-Quds Brigades, squat in a tunnel used for ferrying rockets and mortars back and forth as they take part in military training in the south of the Gaza Strip
Afghan policemen display their skills at a police training centre in Nangarhar Province.
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
Chinese People’s Liberation Army soldiers train in the snow in Heihe, northeast China’s Heilongjiang province. China‘s military training this year will focus on “improving fighting capacity” to win “local wars”, the defence ministry said, with Beijing embroiled in several territorial disputes.
Handlers holds onto their horses after a training session ahead of the Indian Derby in Mumbai, India on Thursday. The Indian Derby, which will be held on Sunday, is one of India’s prestigious racing events.
An Israeli soldier from the Golani brigade takes part in training near the city of Katzrin in the Golan Heights on Monday
Free Syrian Army snipers dressed in camouflage train in Jabal al-Akrad area in Syria‘s northwestern Latakia province
Shirtless members of the South Korean Special Warfare Forces hurl snow during a winter exercise in Pyeongchang on Thursday