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Israeli military policewomen wait for the display of rockets after being seized from the Panama-flagged KLOS C civilian cargo ship that Israel intercepted last Wednesday off the coast of Sudan, at a military port in the Red Sea city of Eilat, southern Israel, Monday, March 10, 2014. Israel has alleged the shipment was orchestrated by Iran and was intended for Islamic militants in Gaza, a claim denied by Iran and the rockets' purported recipients. Questions remain, including how the rockets would have been smuggled into Gaza, largely cut off from the world by a border blockade enforced by Israel and Egypt.

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Israeli military policewomen wait for the display of rockets after being seized from the Panama-flagged KLOS C civilian cargo ship that Israel intercepted last Wednesday off the coast of Sudan, at a military port in the Red Sea city of Eilat, southern Israel on Monday. Israel has alleged the shipment was orchestrated by Iran and was intended for Islamic militants in Gaza, a claim denied by Iran and the rockets’ purported recipients.

Opposition supporters in military uniforms and carrying sticks as weapons, line up in front of the city council building before marching in central Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Ukraine's parliament convenes amid tensions as the country's political crisis persists into its third month. Opposition lawmakers seek to push through a measure for broad amnesty for people arrested in the protests that have gripped the capital, but prospects of passage appear unpromising.

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Opposition supporters in military-style uniforms and carrying sticks, line up in front of the city council building before marching through central Kiev, Ukraine, as the country’s political crisis enters its third month

Artillery firing exercise...epa04039044 An artillery firing exercise is underway at a shooting range in Yeoncheon County, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, 24 January 2014. South Korea's Defense Ministry on 24 January 2014 urged North Korea to prove sincerity through actions as an official response to an open letter from the North to the South calling for resolution and an end to intimidating military acts.  EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT

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An artillery firing exercise is under way at a shooting range in Yeoncheon County, South Korea. South Korea’s Defence Ministry on Friday urged North Korea to prove sincerity through actions as an official response to an open letter from the North to the South calling for resolution and an end to intimidating military acts. Read more

Taliban militants surrender their weapons in Herat...epa03920206 Former Taliban militants stand behind an rusty old light machine gun as they surrender their weapons under a US-backed Afghan government amnesty program, in Herat, Afghanistan, 23 October 2013. Hundreds of anti-government militants have so far surrendered to the government under an amnesty program launched by Afghan President Hamid Karzai back in 2004. Taliban-led militants have been waging a bloody war against Afghan and NATO forces for a decade, often infiltrating Afghan security forces and carrying out deadly attacks on NATO and Afghan forces.  EPA/JALIL REZAYEE

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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

Visitors try out small weapons on the HMAS Darwin at Royal Australian Navy's Sydney base of Garden Island, during an open day after the Navy celebrated 100 years since their first ships entered Sydney Harbour, on October 7, 2013.  The open day followed the Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review which also included visiting warships from Britain, Singapore, Japan, India, Thailand and the United States.

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Visitors try out small weapons on HMAS Darwin at the Royal Australian Navy’s Sydney base on Garden Island. The open day was part of the navy’s celebrations to mark 100 years since its first ships entered Sydney Harbour. Other events included an International Fleet Review with visiting warships from Britain, Singapore, Japan, India, Thailand and the United States.

A rebel fighter cleans his weapon as two of his comrades look on in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Friday. Syrian rebels have agreed a ceasefire with Al-Qaeda loyalists after bitter fighting for a key border town, a monitoring group said on Friday, as the opposition condemned the jihadist assault.

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A rebel fighter cleans his weapon as two of his comrades look on in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Syrian rebels have agreed a ceasefire with Al-Qaeda loyalists after bitter fighting for a key border town, a monitoring group said on Friday, as the opposition condemned the jihadist assault.

A Free Syrian Army fighter sits on a sofa in the old city of Aleppo...A Free Syrian Army fighter sits on a sofa in the old city of Aleppo, July 3, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT)

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A Free Syrian Army fighter relaxes on a sofa in the old city of Aleppo, Syria on Wednesday

Armed Afghan villagers raise their weapo...Armed Afghan villagers raise their weapons as they vow to defend their village against the Taliban in Sor Kandaw village, Dur Baba district of Nangarhar province on May 21, 2012.  Taliban fighters are being pushed out of some areas in eastern Afghanistan by local militias defending their villages, according to local leaders.   AFP PHOTO/Noorullah ShirzadaNoorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images

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Afghan villagers on Tuesday raise their weapons against the Taliban in Sor Kandaw village in the Dur Baba District of Nangarhar Province. Taliban fighters are being pushed out of some areas in eastern Afghanistan by local militias defending their villages, according to local leaders. Read more

An Amisom soldier, as part of the Burundian contingent to the mission, stands guard at an underground bunker in Daynille, Somalia, on May 13, 2013. Humanitarian civilan EOD teams, with the support of Amisom, are currently in the process of emptying twenty-three bunkers in Daynille of explosives. The bunkers, remnants of the Siad Barre regime, still contain weapons which, if not destroyed, could pose a risk to civilians and provide bomb-making material for al Shabaab militants.

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An African Union Mission in Somalia soldier, part of the Burundian contingent to the mission, stands guard at an underground bunker in Daynille, Somalia. Humanitarian civilian EOD teams, with the support of Amisom, are in the process of emptying 23 bunkers in Daynille of explosives. The bunkers, remnants of the Siad Barre regime, still contain weapons which, if not destroyed, could pose a risk to civilians and provide bombmaking material for al-Shabaab militants.