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Lebanese army soldiers stand on top their armoured vehicule as they guard a street seperating the neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen, in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, 25 June 2008. According to security sources, on 25 June, the death toll from two days of heavy clashes between rival clans has risen to nine












Indian policemen shout at Kashmiri Muslim protesters ( not seen in the picture) during a demonstration in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 25 June 2008. Police said hundreds of Kashmiris held demonstrations for the third day on the raw, protesting the killing of one local resident in police firing and the allotment of forest land to a Hindu shrine in the Indian Kashmir
 

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Relatives waved to detainees who were to be released in the Dora district of southern Baghdad. More than 50 residents of Dora who had been imprisoned for less than a year in the American-run Bucca detention center were released.
Photo: Ceerwan Aziz/Reuters


South Korea announced it would resume beef imports from the United States after negotiating extra safeguards against mad cow disease, as protesters were on the streets of the capital, Seoul, again. The protester's red placard reads "Mad-cow No."
Photo: Jung Yeon-Je/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images


A view of a newly installed military airbase near the Olympic green on in Beijing, China. In preparation for the summer Olympic Games the Chinese military has installed surface-to-air missile launchers in close proximity to the major venues


A female police officer participates in a house to house search operation with Iraqi soldiers in Karbala, Iraq during her first mission after she graduated the police Academy. Some 115 police woman graduated from Karbala's police academy.
 

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A handout photo provided by EADS CASA showing from L-R Louis Galois, CEO of EADS, Carlos Suarez, Head of the Military Transport Aircraft Division of EADS, His Majesty Juan Carlos 1, King of Spain, between the employees with the first complete A400M military transport aircraft (on background) from the final assembly line of Airbus Military after its roll-out in Seville, Spain, 26 June 2008. The turboprop plane that will have its maiden flight in September 2008 is built by EADS CASA for seven NATO countries; Luxembourg, Spain, Britain, Belgium, France, Germany, and Turkey
 

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 26, 2008) Japanese maritime self-defense ship JS Kirishima (DD 174) arrives at Naval Station Pearl Harbor for this year's Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise . RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational exercise and is scheduled biennially by the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Participants include Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, United Kingdom and the U.S. India, Colombia, Mexico, and Russia are scheduled to send observers. U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter Pels (Released)





Nepalese police detain Tibetan exiles as they demonstrate against the Olympic torch relay which passed through the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, outside the Chinese Embassy in Katmandu, Nepal, Friday, June 27, 2008, (AP Photo/Binod Joshi)​


Israeli police and soldiers scuffle with a foreign activist during a demonstration against the construction of Israel's separation barrier near the West Bank village of Maasarah near Bethlehem, Friday, June 27, 2008. Israel says the barrier is necessary for security while Palestinians call it a land grab. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)​


The attack in Garma, 20 miles west of Baghdad, was clearly aimed at participants at a weekly meeting of the leaders of the local Awakening Council, the Iraqi police said. Initial reports from the police were that the bomb killed 12 people and wounded 27. An Iraqi policeman at the hospital in Falluja helped a man who was wounded in the attack.
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Pakistani Taliban get ready to execute two Afghans for their alleged spying for U.S. forces and helping orchestrate a suspected American missile strike that killed 14 people in a border village last month.
 

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Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force Ships arrive at Pearl Harbor HI....All photos have been released to the public by the US Navy.


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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 26, 2008) Japanese Maritime Self Defense Ship JS Kirishima (DD 174) arrives at Naval Station Pearl Harbor to participate in this year's Rim of the Pacific Exercise. RIMPAC, the world's largest multinational exercise, is scheduled biennially by U.S. Pacific Fleet and takes place in the Hawaiian operating area during June 29 - July 31. Participants include Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, United Kingdom and the U.S. India, Colombia, Mexico, and Russia are scheduled to send observers. (RIMPAC).




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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 26, 2008) Japanese sailors aboard the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force ship JS Setogori (DD 156) arrive in Pearl Harbor for the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008 exercise. RIMPAC

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 26, 2008) Japanese Maritime Self Defense Ship JS Haruna (DD 141) arrives at Naval Station Pearl Harbor for this year's Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC).

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 26, 2008) The Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force ship JS Makinami (DD 112) pulls into Pearl harbor for a scheduled port call before starting Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008.

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 26, 2008) The Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force submarine JS Narushio (SS 595) pulls into Pearl harbor for a scheduled port call before starting Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. RIMPAC


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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 26, 2008) An officer aboard the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Ship JS Kirishima (DD 174) stands watch after arriving in Pearl Harbor for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. RIMPAC,


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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 26, 2008) Sailors aboard the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Ship JS Kirishima (DD 174), secure mooring lines after arriving in Pearl Harbor for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC ) 2008.
 

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 25, 2008) The Australian navy submarine HMAS Waller (SSG 75) pulls into Pearl harbor for a scheduled port call before starting Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. RIMPAC, the world's largest multinational exercise, is scheduled biennially by U.S. Pacific Fleet and takes place in the Hawaiian operating area during June 29 - July 31. Participants include Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, United Kingdom and the U.S. India, Colombia, Mexico, and Russia are scheduled to send observers. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael R. McCormick (Released)

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (June 24, 2008) The Republic of Korea Ship (ROKS) Yang Monchoon (DDH 973) is escorted by a U.S. Navy tugboat as it enters Pearl Harbor prior to the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008 Exercise.
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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 28: A young girl displays a sign welcoming home her father from miltary service in Iraq at the Queensland Welcome Home Parade on June 28, 2008 in Brisbane, Australia. Over 500 Australian defence force service men and women, including those from the Al Muthanna Task Group, Overwatch Battle Group (West) and Australian Army Training Team were welcomed home from Iraq to mark the end of Australia's five-year deployment in the Middle Eastern country. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/***** Images)


















BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 28:Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd applauds Australian soldiers who served in Iraq over the last five years march through the streets of Brisbane at the Queensland Welcome Home Parade on June 28, 2008 in Brisbane, Australia.

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Private Tim Hughes, 19, from Rockhampton enjoys the Forces Entertainment concert at Gleno, Timor-Leste, while maintaining security at Gleno Forward Operating Base.
 

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Polish and German forces in joint training.

















2008-06-26: Five officer cadets from Germany who are taking a practice in 10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade in Świętoszów(Poland) on 1st of July will be commissioned on second lieutenant.














2008-06-27: Polish troops in Exercises Żbik 08
 

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A boy looks on as Palestinians wait at the gate of the Rafah border crossing to Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip. Egypt opened the border crossing with Rafah on Tuesday for three days for the limited passage


Nepalese police detain a Tibetan activist during a peace march to enter Tibet along the Nepal-Tibet border at Chaku, northeast of Kathmandu as part of the protest on the Chinese crack down on Tibetan people in Tibet


Policemen baton charge a protestor demonstrating against a government decision to revoke a transfer of land to a revered Hindu shrine, on the outskirts of Jammu, India


An injured man is seen after clashes in Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia. Police fired rubber bullets and teargas to disperse angry protesters who mobbed the headquarters of the ruling political party, alleging fraud in a weekend election.


A Pakistani ranger stands guard during a drug burning ceremony on the outskirts of Karachi. Pakistan's rangers burned hundreds of kilograms of hashish.




Jamaican Constabulary Force (JCF) officers carry one of two caskets containing the bodies of slain officers Cornel Grant and Delano Lawrence during their funeral at the Hagley Park Road Seventh Day Adventist Church in Kingston, Jamaica on Sunday, June 15, 2008. Delano and Grant were gunned down in an ambush in the inner city Trench Town area of Kingston while on patrol May 23, 2008. Jamaica is struggling with one of the highest levels of homicide per capita in the world, with more than 700 people killed there already this year.
 

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Members of Hamas security stand gaurd at the Rafah border, as Palestinian families try to cross to Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip, 01 July 2008. Rafah border was opened this morning, and will be for two days, Palestinians security of Hamas goverment said. Thousands of Palestinians breached the Rafah border in January after months of an Israel blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. The blockade, coming in response to rocket attacks fired from the territory, deprived Palestinians of basic commodities, such as food, medicine and fuel.



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Jammu and Kashmir policemen chase protesters during a demonstration against a government decision to revoke a transfer of land to a revered Hindu shrine, in the Northern Indian city of Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir on 01 July 2008. Authorities reversed a controversial plan to transfer land to a Hindu shrine in Muslim majority Indian administered Kashmir on Tuesday as Muslim and Hindu protesters held massive rallies across the region assailing the state government for its handling of the politically sensitive issue. Indian Kashmir continued to be on boil, as thousands took part in protests across the Himalayan region against what they charged was a government plan to build Hindu settlements in the Muslim-majority region



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Indian ex-soldiers and All India Anti Terrorist Front activists pay homage to Field Marshal Sham Manekshaw, at India Gate war memorial in New Delhi, 01 July 2008. Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji (SHFJ) Manekshaw, according to the defence ministry is 'one of India's greatest war heroes', died from a progressive lung disease aged 94 at the military hospital in the southern Indian town of Wellington, on 27 June 2008. Born on 03 April 1914, Manekshaw was commissioned into the Indian army in 1934 when the country was under British rule. Manekshaw a former Indian army chief led the country to victory against Pakistan in 1971 war that resulted in the formation of Bangladesh





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Riot police swing batons as crowds gather and violence breaks out, at the Mongolian Peoples Revolutionary Party (MPRP) headquarters, Peace Avenue, Ulan Bator, Mongolia, 01 July 2008. As rumours grow of a large victory for the MPRP, political parties are protesting at the MPRP headquarters. This has led to outbreaks of violence and the arrival of riot police.



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Police stand guard in front of the building of the Ankara office of pro-secular Cumhuriyet newspaper in Ankara, Turkey, 01 July 2008. Turkish police on Tuesday took into custody two former generals, the head of the Ankara Chamber of Commerce, journalist Mustafa Balbay, the Ankara representative of Cumhuriyet newspaper and more than a dozen other suspected members of a shadowy group of right-wing nationalists who are accused of plotting to bring down the government, Turkish media reported









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A picture dated 21 June 2008 shows militiamen loyal to the Islamic Courts and Islamist militia al-Shabab leave their camp to patrol the town their of Marergur in the Galgadud region of Somalia where the Somali diaspora has funded those opposed to the transitional government and have taken control of the region. Islamic insurgents vowed to step up their attacks after a US missile strike killed the head of the Islamist al-Shabab militia, Adan Hashi Ayrow, and 24 other people on 01 May 2008. Ayrow was reputed to be the top al-Qaeda commander in Somalia and was linked to attacks on foreign aid workers and journalists





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A picture made available on 01 July 2008 shows Indian soldiers waving towards the Pakistani side of Kashmir, at line of control that divides Kashmir between Pakistan and India, at Neelum river 28 June 2008. Kashmir is disputed himalayan territory between nuclear armed neighbours Pakistan and India who have fought two of their three wars for it since their indpendence from Britian in 1947



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A file photo dated 27 November 2007 shows French Army Chief of Staff, General Bruno Cuche, as he reviews the guard of honour at the Indian Defence Ministry in New Delhi, India. According to a statement issued by the French Presidency General, Cuche has tended his resignation 01 July 2008 due to the incident in which 16 persons were injured by bullets during a military demonstration in Carcassonne, France, 29 June 2008





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Members of Special Detachment 88 perform their skills during a ceremony to mark 62nd anniversary of Indonesia police in Jakarta on 01 July 2008. Special Detachment 88 is the Indonesian counter-terrorism squad, and if the secrecy around it could be lifted, the unit would be one of the prime symbols of Indonesia's transition from military-backed dictatorship to civilian democracy. Formed after the Bali bombings of October 2002 which killed 202 people, including 88 Australians, the unit has steadily hammered the jihadi terrorist cells linked to the absolutist Jemaah Islamiah movement based in Central Java.
 

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