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A member of the Taiwanese honor guard takes part in a change of duty ceremony at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. Taiwan will hold its presidential election on Saturday, Jan. 16.

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A member of the Taiwanese honour guard takes part in a change of duty ceremony at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday

Former Afghan Taliban fighters carry their weapons before handing them over as part of a government peace and reconciliation process at a ceremony in Jalalabad

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Former Afghan Taliban fighters carry their weapons before handing them over as part of a government peace and reconciliation process at a ceremony in Jalalabad

Shia tribesmen, known as Houthis, hold their weapons as they chant slogans during a tribal gathering showing support for the Houthi movement in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. A tenuous ceasefire is holding in Yemen despite some violations, as U.N.-brokered peace talks between the country s U.S. and Saudi-backed internationally recognized government and Shiite rebels start in Switzerland. But with both camps  positions unchanged and little sign either is ready for compromise, observers are not expecting much.

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Shia tribesmen, known as Houthis, hold their weapons as they chant slogans during a tribal gathering showing support for the Houthi movement in Sanaa, Yemen on Tuesday

Tribal fighters loyal to Yemen's government stand on a hill at the frontline of fighting against Houthi militants in the central province of Marib October 6, 2015

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Tribal fighters loyal to Yemen’s government stand on a hill at the frontline of fighting against Houthi militants in the central province of Marib in Yemen

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 Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

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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

Rebel fighters carry their weapons as they move towards their positions at the frontline against forces loyal to Assad in Maysaloun neighborhood in the old city of Aleppo...Rebel fighters carry their weapons as they move towards their positions at the frontline against forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Maysaloun neighborhood in the old city of Aleppo November 24, 2014.

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Rebel fighters carry their weapons as they move towards their positions at the frontline against forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Maysaloun neighborhood in the old city of Aleppo on Monday

A Pro-Russian gunman prepares in his room in the Oktyaber neighborhood, north west of Donetsk, near the destroyed airport, on November 13, 2014, following last days shelling in eastern Ukraine. After NATO accused Russia of deploying tanks, troops and military hardware to the region, Ukraine said on November 13, four of its soldiers had been killed in the past 24 hours and 18 wounded.

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A Pro-Russian gunman prepares in his room in the Oktyaber neighborhood, north west of Donetsk, near the destroyed airport, on Thursday, following last days shelling in eastern Ukraine

An employee inspects an M21 assault rifle, manufactured by Zastava Arms, in the showroom at the Zastava Oruzje AD firearms factory in Kragujevac, Serbia.

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An employee inspects an M21 assault rifle, manufactured by Zastava Arms, in the showroom at the Zastava Oruzje AD firearms factory in Kragujevac, Serbia.

An Israeli soldier carries a shell as he...An Israeli soldier carries a shell as he and his comrades prepare their Merkava tanks stationed at an army deployment area along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on July 31, 2014. Israel mobilised 16,000 additional reservists today to bolster forces fighting in Gaza as Washington gave its ally the go-ahead to raid stocks of emergency US weapons stored on Israeli soil.  AFP PHOTO/JACK GUEZJACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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An Israeli soldier carries a shell as he and his comrades prepare their Merkava tanks stationed at an army deployment area along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on Thursday 

Members of Kurdish security forces take up positions with their weapons while guarding an oil refinery, on the outskirts of Mosul. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad on Monday to push for a more inclusive government, even as Baghdad's forces abandoned the border with Jordan, leaving the entire Western frontier outside government control.

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Kurdish security forces take up positions while guarding an oil refinery on the outskirts of Mosul after Sunni extremists advanced through west Iraq in recent days

Shiite tribal fighters raise their weapons and chant slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, June 16, 2014. Sunni militants captured a key northern Iraqi town along the highway to Syria early on Monday, compounding the woes of Iraq's Shiite-led government a week after it lost a vast swath of territory to the insurgents in the country's north.

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Shia tribal fighters raise their weapons and chant slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Basra, Iraq’s second-largest city, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq

Free Syrian Army fighters hold their weapons during what activists said was a call for leaders of other military groups to start liberating the city of Hama from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in northern Hama countryside...Free Syrian Army fighters hold their weapons during what activists said was a call for leaders of other military groups to start liberating the city of Hama from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in northern Hama countryside June 9, 2014. Picture taken June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Badi Khlif

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Free Syrian Army fighters brandish their weapons in the countryside near Hama, during what activists said was a call for leaders of other military groups to start liberating the central Syrian city from forces loyal to president Bashar al-Assad 

Military policemen hold their weapons as they are surrounded by a mob during a confrontation between anti-coup protesters and military at the Victory monument in Bangkok...Military policemen hold their weapons as they are surrounded by a mob during a confrontation between anti-coup protesters and military at the Victory monument in Bangkok May 28, 2014. There have been daily protests in Bangkok against the coup and on Wednesday about 200 people confronted troops and police at the Victory Monument. Protesters jeered and threw plastic water bottles and spray-painted "Get Out" and "No Coup" over an army Humvee.

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Military policemen hold their weapons as they are surrounded by a mob during a confrontation between anti-coup protesters and military at the Victory monument in Bangkok

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. 

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. 

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