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British troops board a RAF C-17 as they leave Afghanistan to go home at Kandahar airfield on Thursday in Kandahar, Afghanistan. British combat operations have ended and the last UK base in Afghanistan had been handed over to the control of Afghan security forces, all remaining troops leaving via Kandahar
A masked Kashmiri protester stands with a placard during a protest in Srinagar, India. Separatist groups in Kashmir called a general strike to mark the anniversary of the day Indian troops took control of the region in 1947.
Wing Commander Matt Radnall, Officer Commanding 7 Force Protection Wing, carries a carefully-folded Union Jack flag under his arm as he walks towards a helicopter. These are the last British boots to leave Camp Bastion, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Israeli tanks trundle along the border with Gaza on Thursday. They are responding to recent rocket attacks by Hamas militants on Israel.
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Iraqi army troops chant slogans against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (known as Isis) outside a recruiting centre in the capital Baghdad, on Friday, as they recruit volunteers to join the fight against a major offensive by the jihadist group in northern Iraq
An injured man is carried by protesters who were shot at by French soldiers as they blocked a road in Bambari, Central African Republic, on Thursday
Ukrainian Army troops receive munitions at a field on the outskirts of Izyum, eastern Ukraine on Tuesday
Danny Berube holds his son Jaxx during welcoming ceremonies for the last Canadian troops to leave Afghanistan, as they returned to Ottawa, Ontario.
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
Operation Sangaris French troops man a position at a checkpoint in Bangui’s PK12 area, Central African Republic