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People attend the funeral service of Associated Press video journalist Simone Camilli, at the Pitigliano Cathedral, Italy, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Camilli was killed Wednesday along with a freelance Palestinian translator working with him when ordnance left over from Israeli-Hamas fighting exploded as they were reporting on the aftermath of the war in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca, Pool)
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Capt. Ronald Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol smiles at demonstrators march along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. The Missouri Highway Patrol took control of a St. Louis suburb Thursday, stripping local police of their law-enforcement authority after four days of clashes between officers in riot gear and furious crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teen shot by an officer. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)
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A line of police wait for demostrators at Canfield Avenue after they had walked down W. Florissant in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)
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Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri (AFP Photo/Scott Olson)
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center back to camera, inspects a guard of honor before addressing the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort to celebrate Independence Day in New Delhi, India, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Modi said Friday that India had been shamed by a spate of rapes and attacks against women, and called on parents in this deeply misogynistic country to treat their sons and daughters equally in his first speech marking the country's independence from colonial rule.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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Liberia policemen, dressed in riot gear disperse a crowd blocking a main road, as they watch health workers deal with the body of a man suspected of dying from the Ebola virus, in the city of Monrovia, Liberia. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Liberia faced an excruciating choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug that could prove either life-saving or life-threatening. ZMapp, the untested Ebola drug, arrived in the West African country late Wednesday. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
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A Russian military haulage truck transporting a self-propelled howitzer 2S19 - MSTA-S seen along a road near the town of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky in the Rostov region, Russia, some 30 km from the Russian-Ukrainian border, on August 15, 2014 (AFP Photo/Sergei Venyavsky)
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Russian military vehicles maneuver on a road 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the Ukrainian border in the Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, early Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
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Russian solders with their several military vehicle gather at the rail road crossing about 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Ukrainian border at Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, early Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
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An aid convoy is parked in Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Russia, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. The Ukrainian government threatened to use all means available to block the convoy if the Red Cross was not allowed to inspect the cargo. Such an inspection would ease concerns that Russia could use the aid shipment as cover for a military incursion in support of the separatists, who have come under growing pressure from government troops. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
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Palestinian boys with Hamas supporters hold toy guns and shout slogans to support people in Gaza and Palestinian negotiators in Cairo, Egypt, during a demonstration in the West Bank city of Nablus on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Israel and Hamas are observing a five-day cease-fire which began at midnight Wednesday, in an attempt to allow talks between the sides in Cairo to continue. The negotiations are meant to secure a substantive end to the monthlong war and draw up a roadmap for the coastal territory of Gaza, which has been hard-hit in the fighting. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)
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Pro-Russian rebels converse on a street in the town of Krasnodon, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Russia let Ukrainian officials inspect an aid convoy while it was still on Russian soil Friday and agreed that the Red Cross can distribute the goods in Ukraine's rebel-held city of Luhansk. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
 

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A local resident passes by Ukrainian army APC in the city of Lutugino, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Russia let Ukrainian officials inspect an aid convoy while it was still on Russian soil Friday and agreed that the Red Cross can distribute the goods in Ukraine's rebel-held city of Luhansk. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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An airmen directs the loading of cargo into a Transall transport aircraft of German Bundeswehr at the airfield Hohn in Alt Duvenstedt, about 100km (60 miles) north of Hamburg, northern Germany, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Germany sends humanitarian aid as drinking water, blankets, medicine and food to Irbil, northern Iraq. (AP Photo/Martin Schlicht, pool)
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German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen stands in front of a Transall transport aircraft of German Bundeswehr at the airfield Hohn in Alt Duvenstedt, about 100km (60 miles) north of Hamburg, northern Germany, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Germany sends humanitarian aid as drinking water, blankets, medicine and food to Irbil, northern Iraq. (AP Photo/Axel Heimken, pool)
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On these photos taken on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, Ukrainian soldiers have a break after taking part in operation in undisclosed location in Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine. Russia let Ukrainian officials inspect an aid convoy while it was still on Russian soil Friday and agreed that the Red Cross can distribute the goods in Ukraine's rebel-held city of Luhansk. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Indonesian police officers escort Tommy Schaefer, center, covering his face, to a hospital for medical check Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. The body of the 62-year-old American woman Sheila von Wiese-Mack was found stuffed inside a suitcase on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, and authorities on Wednesday arrested her daughter Heather Mack and her daughter's boyfriend Schaefer in relation to the death, police said. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
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Heather Mack, covering her face, is led to a hospital for a medical check by Indonesian police officers in relation to the death of her mother Sheila von Wiese-Mack in Bali, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.
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Police stand by during a protest against the mass layoff of workers from two U.S. companies, U.S judge Thomas Griesa and the U.S. hedge fund, known locally as "vulture funds," in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Griesa ruled against Argentina in the legal dispute with U.S. investors which forced the country into a partial default. According to R.R. Donnelley & Sons, who laid off about 400 workers, they closed their Buenos Aires printing plant due to an "insurmountable crisis." (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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A Pro-Russian rebel camouflages a weapon at a position on the frontline near the village of Krasnodon, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Russia let Ukrainian officials inspect an aid convoy while it was still on Russian soil Friday and agreed that the Red Cross can distribute the goods in Ukraine's rebel-held city of Luhansk. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits
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A Pro-Russian rebel cleans his RPG on frontline near village of Krasnodon, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.
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Pro-Russian rebels hold their positions on the frontline near the village of Krasnodon, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.
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Israeli soldiers aim hold their weapons during clashes with Palestinians following a protest against the recent Israeli military action over Hamas in Gaza, in the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday, Aug. 15 , 2014. Israel and Hamas are now observing a five-day temporary cease-fire in an attempt to allow indirect talks in Cairo to continue. The negotiations are meant to secure a substantive end to the monthlong Gaza war and draw up a roadmap for the coastal territory, which has been hard-hit in the fighting. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
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Pro-Russian rebels hold their positions on the frontline near the village of Krasnodon, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.
 
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To me it's still difficult to tell which side is Ukrainian Army, Russian Rebels, and Russian troops just by looking at the pics without reading the captions. They all pretty much wore the same cammo pattern uniform.:confused:
 

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To me it's still difficult to tell which side is Ukrainian Army, Russian Rebels, and Russian troops just by looking at the pics without reading the captions. They all pretty much wore the same cammo pattern uniform.:confused:
So true! I wonder if our resident uniform expert, TerraN_EmpirE, can tell the difference? Well TNEE can you?
 

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So true! I wonder if our resident uniform expert, TerraN_EmpirE, can tell the difference? Well TNEE can you?
Not all ways. and I would lay money that has likely caused a number of Green on Green for both sides. Generally A tell is that the Pro Russian parties use Russian commercial patterns. Like Spectre-S Skvo, Yeger, Ryab, SURPAT and Seefra but as we can see that is not always the case, a couple of the pro Russians are seen wearing multicam clones probably Russian but then again the Ukraine also cloned Multicam.
 

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Thanks TNEE!!

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A re-enactor dressed as a World War I British Cavalry soldier makes a charge during a performance at the Memorial Musem Passchendaele in Zonnebeke, Belgium on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Various re-enactment groups participated in a weekend of World War I activities for the general public. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, stand guard near Mosul Dam at the town of Chamibarakat outside Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Kurdish forces took over parts of the largest dam in Iraq on Sunday less than two weeks after it was captured by the Islamic State extremist group, Kurdish security officials said, as U.S. and Iraqi planes aided their advance by bombing militant targets near the facility. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
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A Kurdish peshmerga fighter stands guard near the Mosul Dam at the town of Chamibarakat outside Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.
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A Kurdish peshmerga fighter prepares his ammunition near the Mosul Dam at the town of Chamibarakat outside Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
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Kurdish Peshmerga fighters head to the Mosul dam on the Tigris river on August 17, 2014, near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul (AFP Photo/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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In this Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 photo, deputies from the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department escort Nicole F. Vaisey, left, and Stephen M. Howells II, to their arraignment on first-degree kidnapping charges at Fowler Town Court in Fowler, N.Y. The couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters were prowling for easy targets and may have also planned to abduct other children, St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells said Saturday. (AP Photo/Watertown Daily Times, Melanie Kimber Lago)
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St. Lawrence County Sheriff Deputy Kevin M. Wells, second left, addresses the media on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, outside the St. Lawrence County Courthouse in Canton, N.Y. Wells briefed the media on the arrest of suspected kidnappers Stephen M. Howells II and Nicole F. Vaisey. The couple have been accused of abducting a pair of young Amish sisters from a roadside stand in Oswegatchie, N.Y., on Wednesday, Aug. 13. At left is St. Lawerence County District Attorney Mary Rain. (AP Photo/Watertown Daily Times, Melanie Kimber Lago)
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Two law enforcement officials use binoculars near the entrance to State Road Restaurant, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in West Tisbury, Mass., moments before the arrival of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for dinner with friends. President Obama is staying on Martha's Vineyard for what is expected to be a two-week summer vacation. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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Pro-Russian rebels ride in various vehicles. in the town of Krasnodon, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. A column of several dozen heavy vehicles, including tanks and at least one rocket launcher, rolling through rebel-held territory on Sunday.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
 

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These guys look more like soldiers than a police officers!!! Helmets look to be MICHs, Camo, strap-flag and patches are pretty much Army style and the dude also has a dagger on his back!!
Most police forces in American cities have special groups of officers, called SWAT units. This stand for Special Wepons and Tactics

They are there for circumstances when such firepower and tactics could he called for. Ie. drug operations, gang confrontations, riots, etc.

The vast majority of officers are not so armed.

And it is NOT to prepare to fight average, armed citizens, or because they are afraid of them. The vast, vast majority of armed Americans are law abiding and support the police. Where I live the Sheriff's Department will call for and deputize armed citizens on occasion.

Those SWAT units and their equipment, which in some places do include armored personnel carriers, are equipped to fight hardened, heavily armed criminals...as I said like the drug lords, or gangs.
 
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Gentlemen.. If you want to see more photos like the ones I and others have posted in this thread go to the link below.

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There are about 500 photos updated in that link all day long..Many of the photos repeat themselves. Just keep plowing through.

In all honesty I'm curtailing my activity on line..I just have other activities that are passing me by..so if you enjoy these photos check out the link provided.

Thank you.
 
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Pakistani protesters chase a troop of riot police officers during a protest near prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Pakistani police clashed with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
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A girl sprays water on the face of a protester to remove tear gas fired by police to disperse them during a clashes near prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.
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A Pakistani protester throws tear gas shell back towards police during a protest in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Pakistani police clash with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister’s residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death Sunday in more than two weeks of demonstrations. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
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Pakistani protesters help carry their injured colleague to an ambulance during a clashes near prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.
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An armed guard stands alert on a customized shipment container near the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.
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Iraqi Shiite Turkmens disembark from an Iraqi Army helicopter aid flight that brought supplies to Amirli, a town that has been completely surrounded by militants with the Islamic State group since mid-July, after being evacuated from Amirli, in al-Muthana airport, Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. The Iraqi military has been flying in food, medicine and weapons, but residents say the aid isn't enough, and that many are falling victim to disease and heat stroke in the relentless August heat. (AP Photo)
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A child holds a balloon as she stands inside a camp for internally displaced persons in Irbil, 350 kilometers (220 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, August 30, 2014. An estimated 1.5 million people have been displaced by fighting in Iraq since the Islamic State group's rapid advance began in June. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
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Shiite militiamen stand guard in Amirli, where 15,000 Shiite Turkmens were stranded in the farming community surrounded by militants since mid-July, 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 31, 201 Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said. (AP Photo)
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Shiite militiamen patrol in Amirli, Iraq, after breaking a siege by the Islamic State extremist group on the town, some 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
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Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen chant anti-terrorism slogans after breaking the siege on 15,000 Shiite Turkmens stranded in the farming community town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against Sunni Islamic State group positions, 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. The Islamic State extremist group has seized cities, towns and vast tracts of land in northeastern Syria and northern and western Iraq. It views Shiites as apostates and has carried out a number of massacres and beheadings — often posting grisly videos and photos of the atrocities online. (AP Photo)
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Iraqi Shiite Turkmens, mostly women and children, try to board an Iraqi Army helicopter aid flight bringing in supplies to Amirli, a town that has been completely surrounded by militants with the Islamic State group since mid-July, some 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.
 

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A Shiite militiaman takes a rest after Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.
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A burned trolleybus is seen near Donetsk train station after shelling, Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, Aug.30, 2014. Heavy shelling from an unknown source hit a railway station and a nearby market on Friday evening in Donetsk, the largest rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, an OSCE observer said at the site. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)
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Ukrainian troops sitting in a truck outside the village of Starobesheve, on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, after fleeing from the town of Ilovaisk, which was encircled by Russian-backed rebels over a number of days. Ukrainian government forces have succumbed to a sequence of military failures and seen their holdings in the conflict-ridden east shrink in recent days as Russian-backed rebels continue their fast-paced offensive. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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A pro-Russian rebel watches as Ukrainian troops evacuate from the rebel-held town of Starobesheve, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.
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Malaysian police officers march during the 57th National Day celebrations at Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
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A pro-Russian separatist walks along a railroad station in the eastern Ukrainian town of Ilovaysk August 31, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Sunday for immediate talks on "statehood" for southern and eastern Ukraine, although his spokesman said this did not mean Moscow now endorsed rebel calls for independence for territory they have seized. (REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov)
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Afghan police guards the scene during a ceremony to burn of confiscated illegal opium or raw heroine in Herat, Afghanistan, August 31, 2014. Afghan authorities burned opium which the security forces have confiscated during various recent operations across the country. According to media reports Afghanistan is the world's largest producer of the drug. (EPA/JALIL REZAYEE)
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A supporter of Tahir ul-Qadri, Sufi cleric and opposition leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), gestures in Islamabad August 31, 2014. Pakistan has been shaken by weeks of anti-government demonstrations, with violence erupting late on Saturday after thousands tried to march on Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence, prompting police to fire tear gas to stop them. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
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Members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) ride armoured personnel carriers (APCs) past Israel soldiers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, before crossing into Syria August 31, 2014. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner)
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Ugandan soldiers serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) patrol in a formation near the Jilacow underground cell inside a national security compound after an attack by suspected militants in Mogadishu August 31, 2014. Islamist rebels blew up a car bomb and gunmen attacked the national-intelligence site in Somalia's capital where suspected militants are held, in an assault on Sunday that left 11 people dead, government officials and the rebel group said. (REUTERS/Feisal Omar)
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Riot police clash with supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri, Sufi cleric and leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), during the Revolution March in Islamabad August 31, 2014.
 

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