U.S. soldiers eat their meals to celebrate Thanksgiving Day inside the U.S. army base in Qayyara, south of Mosul, Iraq. Photo Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters
South Korean marines react as they watch a performance of K-pop girl group Laboum at a military base in Gimpo near the Demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas
A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank village of Araka near Jenin today.
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Troops from the Light Dragoons taking part in a night-firing exercise at Warcop Training Area in Cumbria as they returned to business as usual after helping the country cope with Christmas flooding
Armenian military scouts demonstrate their skills during the celebration of the 23rd anniversary of formation of the reconnaissance troops of the Armed Forces at Qanaqer military unit in Yerevan on Thursday
Children and honour guards watch a performance during the so-called parade of children’s troops in Rostov-on-Don, southern Russia, on Thursday
Troops of the Interior Ministry march in a parade during a ceremony marking Iraqi Police Day’s 93rd anniversary at a police academy in Baghdad on Thursday
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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
A woman runs for cover as heavy gunfire erupts in the Miskin district of Bangui, Central African Republic. In what a French soldier on the scene describes as the heaviest exchange of fire he had seen since early December, Muslim militias engaged Burundi troops who returned fire.
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A soldier kisses goodbye as more than 90 Dutch troops depart from Eindhoven airbase for Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, to replace forces stationed in Kunduz.
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A Filipino army soldier peers from an armored personnel carrier on its way to the site of renewed clashes as it enters the second week of a stand off between government troops and rebels, in the residential village in Zamboanga city, Philippines