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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.
Hamas soldiers take part in a parade of Hamas forces in Gaza City. Reports state that the Hamas Interior Ministry is marking the fifth anniversary of the three-week Israeli war against the Hamas movement in Gaza strip in which more than a thousand Palestinians were killed between late 2008 and early 2009. Read more
Residents carry an injured man that survived shelling after what activists said was an air strike from forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in the Takeek Al-Bab area of Aleppo.
A Free Syrian Army fighter, surrounded by sandbags, takes up position as he aims his weapon into the old city of Aleppo, Syria
Islamist fighters show off their weapons skills at a graduation ceremony at a military training camp in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria. The fighters will operate under the Islamist Ahrar al-Sham brigade. Read more
SPC Michael Fashion of the US Army’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, holds his daughter Malia Banks after a homecoming ceremony in the Natcher Physical Fitness Center on Fort Knox early on Wednesday morning. 250 soldiers returned to Fort Knox after a nine-month combat deployment working alongside Afghan military and police forces in Afghanistan. Read more
World War Two veteran Harry Marrington, from Portsmouth, England, leans down to pick up a paper poppy during an Armistice Day ceremony under the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium. The Menin Gate Memorial bears the names of more than 54,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are not known.
Syrian children play on a tree as they wait for the distribution of food outside a refugee centre in Sofia on Tuesday.
Former Taliban militants stand behind a rusty old light machine gun as they surrender their weapons under a US-backed Afghan government amnesty programme, in Herat, Afghanistan on Wednesday. Hundreds of anti-government militants have surrendered to the government under an amnesty programme launched in 2004 by Hamid Karzai, Afghan president. Read more