An Israeli border police officers confront Palestinians during scuffles between Palestinians and Jewish settlers near the West Bank settlement of Halamish January 8, 2010. An Israeli army spokesperson said that forces arrived in the area on Friday to separate the Palestinians and settlers who were throwing stones at each other
Macedonian soldiers, members of Leopard unit, wait to bid farewell to their family and friends at the army barracks in Tetovo, 40 km (25 miles) west of Skopje, January 8, 2010. A contingent of 149 Macedonian soldiers prepared to leave for Afghanistan, significantly increasing Macedonia's contribution to the NATO force in Afghanistan. Macedonia hopes the commitment will strengthen its bid to join the NATO alliance, local media reported.
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) reviews troops with Colonel Pierre Schill as he arrives at a military base in Vannes, western France, during a New Year's ceremony for the French army forces, January 8, 2010.
A priest attends the farewell ceremony of Peruvian soldiers for their mission in Haiti, at the General Army headquarters in Lima January 8, 2010. More than 200 Peruvian soldiers of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) are going to help in security operations in the Caribbean country.