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He219
02-07-2005, 07:43 AM
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A Spanish Cougar helicopter hovers over the wreckage of the crashed Afghan Kam Air Boeing 737 on the snowy mountain of Chaperi, 30 kilometers (19 miles) southeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. NATO troops scouring the wreckage of the Afghan airliner atop the mountain peak on Monday found human remains amid the debris but no sign that any of the 104 people on board survived the disaster, a spokesman said
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Ruins of a house?

Pieces of the fuselage of the crashed Afghan Kam Air Boeing 737 are seen on the snowy mountain of Chaperi, 30 kilometers (19 miles) southeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. NATO troops scouring the wreckage of the Afghan airliner atop the mountain peak on Monday found human remains amid the debris but no sign that any of the 104 people on board survived the disaster, a spokesman said
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Slovenian (http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7656/7656638.jpg) mountain troops disembark from a Spanish Cougar helicopter onto the snowy mountain of Chaperi, 30 kilometers (19 miles) southeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Feb. 7 2005.
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Paramilitary soldiers stand guard at the Jammu-Srinagar highway, at Patnitop, about 110 kilometers (69 miles) northeast of Jammu, India, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2004. Heavy snowfall disrupted road transport leaving passengers stranded in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Seven Indian paramilitary soldiers died when avalanches smashed into their mountain barracks
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Swiss special forces isolate the Spanish consultate in Bern after at least one hostage was taken by a masked attacker who raided the Spanish consulate in the Swiss capital Bern early on Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, Spain's Foreign Ministry said.
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Swiss special forces isolate the Spanish consultate in Bern where at least one hostage was taken by a masked attacker who raided the Spanish consulate in the Swiss capital Bern early on Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, Spain's Foreign Ministry said.
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The assailant entered the building at about 8 a.m. and hit the doorman, said a spokesman for Spain's Foreign Ministry, who declined to be further identified, in a telephone interview from Madrid. It isn't clear how many people were in the building when it was seized, so the exact number of hostages isn't known, he said.
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Abseiling workers unveil a quotation of late German-born scientist Albert Einstein placed on a wall of the Swiss embassy in Berlin February 1, 2005. The quotation reads: 'Genuine democracy is not an empty fantasy.' Germany launched the 'Einstein Year' last month remembering some of the key breakthroughs which led to the theory of relativity Albert Einstein made 100 years ago. In 1933, Einstein escaped the persecution of Jews by Nazi Germany by accepting a position at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton in the United States where he spent the rest of his life
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A Chechen woman sweeps leaves in an alley in Grozny while Russian soldiers patrol. Chechen rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov has ordered all rebel fighters to observe a ceasefire in their fight against Russian forces, on the breakaway republic's territory as well as beyond its borders, a separatist web site reports
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A Russian special forces soldier on top of an army armored personnel carrier (APC) patrols a street in Grozny, capital of the war-torn republic of Chechnya
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Russian troops sit atop an APC while patrolling in Grozny, Nov. 23, 2004. War in Chechnya persists, killing people almost daily, subjecting civilians to abuse and deepening a wound that most Russians agree won't heal for long years. Ten years after the Kremlin sent Russian troops into rebellious Chechnya on Dec. 11, 1994, war persists, prolonging the daily horror of death, injury, fear and abuse and deepening a wound most Russians agree won't heal for many years, if ever.
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Paramedics carry the body of one of the victims of a shootout at the district Prosecutor's Office in the Far East port of Vladivostok, Russia, Monday Feb. 7, 2005, in this image from TV. An armed man entered the Prosecutor's Office of the Leninsky district, killing two district Prosecutor's deputies and wounding another two officials, according to the ITAR-Tass news agency. The perpetrator committed suicide at the scene
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Investigators stand near the two cars which were attacked by gunmen in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan, southern Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005. Maj.Gen. Magomed Omarov, deputy interior minister for Dagestan, and three bodyguards were gunned down by unknown assailants who fired on the cars.
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A general view of the Security Technologies exhibition in Moscow, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005. Russia's economic recovery may have played a bigger role than fear in doubling the number of visitors at an annual exhibition of security gizmos and gadgetry, but terrorism was on the lips of visitors and exhibitors alike
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South Korean Army soldiers wait to catch trains for their homes for the Lunar New Year holidays at the Seoul Railway Station Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. About 27.6 million people, or 57 percent of the total population, are excepted to visit their hometowns during the Feb. 8-10 Lunar New Years holidays
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A South Korean Army soldier holding a big bank symbolizing good luck in South Korea waits with his fellow soldiers to catch trains for their homes for the Lunar New Year holidays at the Seoul Railway Station Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. About 27.6 million people, or 57 percent of the total population, are excepted to visit their hometowns during the Feb. 8-10 Lunar New Years holidays

ShotOver
02-07-2005, 07:51 AM
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That's unreal, never seen it before. Anyone got any info on the mask?

sp2c
02-07-2005, 07:58 AM
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That's unreal, never seen it before. Anyone got any info on the mask?
civilian contractor?

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He219
02-07-2005, 08:06 AM
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Raimondas Ragaisis, left, and Alfredas Bendikas, Lithuanian border police officers, patrol the side of the Nemunas river at Pagegiai, frontier pike, which is near the town of Pagegiai, 300 km ( about 188 miles) south-west of national capital Vilnius in this Dec. 15, 2004 file photo. Shots are fired almost every night on the Nemunas River, as boats ply the narrow waterways under the cover of darkness, dodging the border patrol's searchlight
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In this photo provided by the Lithuanian state border police, a Lithuanian state border police automobile lies on the side of the road after being rammed by a cigarette smugglers' Toyota in this Dec. 1, 2004 file photo near the town of Pagegiai, 300 km ( about 188 miles) south-west of national capital Vilnius. Shots are fired almost every night on the Nemunas River, as boats ply the narrow waterways under the cover of darkness, dodging the border patrol's searchlight.
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A Lithuanian state border police officer shows smuggled cigarettes [Bolshevik Firecrackers] at a confiscated cigarettes storage area at Pagegiai, frontier pike, which is near the town of Pagegiai, 300 km ( about 188 miles) south-west of national capital Vilnius in this Dec. 15, 2004 file photo. Shots are fired almost every night on the Nemunas River, as boats ply the narrow waterways under the cover of darkness, dodging the border patrol's searchlight. St.Petersburg, Neva Tabak is written in Cyrillic on boxes at the background
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Elderly demonstrators and a young member of the ultra-nationalist National Bolshevik party, holding his party flag, center, protest against Kremlin-sponsored social reforms Moscow, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005. A wave of protests spread to many cities across Russia soon after the law took effect Jan. 1, substituting cash payments for benefits such as free public transport and subsidized medicines. The legislation mainly affects the elderly, veterans, the disabled and other disadvantaged groups.
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A protester shouts slogans as tens of thousands of people demonstrate in Paris, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, against government plans to relax a law limiting the workweek to 35 hours. The changes would allow employees to work up to 48 hours a week, the European limit.
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Thousands of marchers demonstrate through M****ille, southern France, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, to protest plans by the government to relax a law limiting the workweek to 35 hours
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Steel makers burn torches as thousands of marchers demonstrate through M****ille, southern France, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, to protest plans by the government to relax a law limiting the workweek to 35 hours. The changes would allow employees to work up to 48 hours a week, the European limit.
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European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana, left, looks up, as NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer addresses the media at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Feb.7, 2005. Solana on Monday defended the bloc's negotiations with Iran, insisting diplomacy is the best way to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons
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Edin Kantarevic, centre back, is escorted by Bosnian police from the police station in Novi Grad, Bosnia, on Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. Kantarevic kidnapped his 4-year old daughter in Germany on Sunday then drove through Austria, Slovenia and Croatia and threatening to activate a hand grenade in his car, before he surrendered to the police in his Bosnian hometown
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Airport security officers and plainclothes police officers guard Narita International Airport as North Korean soccer team members arrive at Narita International Airport in Narita, east of Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. The team arrived in Japan for the World Cup qualifier against Japan scheduled on Wednesday, Feb. 9 in Saitama, north of Tokyo, playing for the first time on the international stage since 1994
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With a banner welcoming North Korean soccer team, a group of North Korean residents in Japan wearing Korean traditional dress wave North Korean flags to greet the soccer players and officials upon their arrival at Narita International Airport in Narita, east of Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. The team arrived in Japan for the World Cup qualifier against Japan scheduled on Wednesday, Feb. 9 in Saitama, north of Tokyo.
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North Korean soccer team members receive flowers from a group of North Korean residents in Japan with a banner welcoming the team upon their arrival at Narita International Airport in Narita, east of Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. The team arrived in Japan for the World Cup qualifier against Japan scheduled on Wednesday, Feb. 9 in Saitama, north of Tokyo.
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North Korean soccer team members appear on the ground for their first workout in Japan at Tokyo's National Stadium Monday evening, Feb. 7, 2005, after flying in Japan from China where they were training. The North Korean team is here to face against Japan in Wednesday's World Cup qualifier in Saitama, north of Tokyo, playing for the first time on the international stage since 1994
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Members of the former army carry a Somali flag, right, and the former Somali army flag during the visit of the transitional speaker of the Somali parliament, Shariif Hassan Sheikh Aden to the former police and army academy in Mogadishu, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. Aden is leading a delegation of some 60 lawmakers and Cabinet ministers to assess conditions for the government's relocation from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Somalia has had no central government since 1991.
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Female members of the former Somali army march during the visit of the transitional speaker of the Somali parliament, Shariif Hassan Sheikh Aden to the former police and army academy in Mogadishu, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. Aden is leading a delegation of some 60 lawmakers and Cabinet ministers to assess conditions for the government's relocation from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Somalia has had no central government since 1991
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Gunmen stand in front of a former army band during the visit of the transitional speaker of the Somali parliament, Shariif Hassan Sheikh Aden to the former police and army academy, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005 in Mogadishu. Aden is leading a delegation of some 60 lawmakers and Cabinet ministers to assess conditions for the government's relocation from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Somalia has had no central government since 1991.
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A former army officer stands in front of gunmen protecting the transitional speaker of the Somali parliament, Shariif Hassan Sheikh Aden during his visit to the former police and army academy in Mogadishu, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. Aden is leading a delegation of some 60 lawmakers and Cabinet ministers to assess conditions for the government's relocation from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Somalia has had no central government since 1991
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A former army officer stands in front of a gunman protecting the transitional speaker of the Somali parliament, Shariif Hassan Sheikh Aden during his visit to the former police and army academy in Mogadishu, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005.
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Foreign detainees being held in Britain are challenging the country's anti-terrorist legislation, under which they could be held indefinitely, at the European Court of human rights, The Guardian reports. Britain's Home Minister Charles Clarke (R) see here with Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair (L), is preparing new procedures under which terror suspects, whether British or foreign, could be held under house arrest, tagged with electronic bracelets, subjected to phone taps and banned from using the internet
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Sgt. David Schrier, left, of Lewisburg, Ky., greets wife Jennifer as she holds their 6-month-old daughter Zoe, born while he was away in Iraq, during a welcome home ceremony Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, in Louisville, Ky. Schrier and nearly 300 members of the Kentucky Army National Guard's 2123rd Transportation Company returned from year-long tours in Iraq.
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Specialist Nick Lewis of Harrodsburg, Ky., is embraced by his mother Debbie Lewis and daughter Elizabeth, 6, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, in Louisville, Ky., as he and nearly 300 members of the Kentucky Army National Guard's 2123 Transportation Company return from year-long tours in Iraq.
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Sgt. Lori Emerson of Franklin, Ky., kisses her daughter Taylor, 2, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, in Louisville, Ky., after returning with nearly 300 members of the Kentucky Army National Guard's 2123rd Transportation Company after a year-long tour in Iraq.

Frens
02-07-2005, 08:08 AM
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That's unreal, never seen it before. Anyone got any info on the mask?

it's real. there is a old post about these russian helmets

He219
02-07-2005, 08:18 AM
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Swiss special forces watch the area around the Spanish consulate where at least one hostage was taken by one or more attackers who raided the consulate in the Swiss capital in Bern, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005
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Swiss special forces isolate the Spanish consultate in Bern where at least one hostage was taken by a masked attacker who raided the Spanish consulate in the Swiss capital Bern early on Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, Spain's Foreign Ministry said.
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An armed vehicle of the Swiss special forces arrives at the scene to isolate the area around the Spanish consulate where at least one hostage was taken by one or more attackers who raided the consulate in the Swiss capital in Bern, Switzerland, Monday, February 7, 2005.
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Swiss special forces arriving in an armed vehicle, get instructions not to park there by a traffic police officer at the area around the Spanish consulate where at least one hostage was taken by one or more attackers who raided the consulate in the Swiss capital in Bern, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005
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Swiss special forces isolate the area around the Spanish consulate where at least one hostage was taken by one or more attackers who raided the consulate in the Swiss capital in Bern, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005
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An armed police officer heads towards the Spanish consulate in Berne February 7, 2005. A hostage-taking at the consulate in the Swiss capital has ended, a foreign ministry official said Monday. State radio said three hostage-takers had left the consulate and that all members of the staff were safe. The official could not comment on the number of hostage-takers or the safety of the staff

I've seen that particular MP5 butt stock once before. Anybody have any more information?

Abbyy
02-07-2005, 08:28 AM
Few positive pics from Russia


NIZHNI MOVGOROD, RUSSIA. FEBRUARY 7. Assembly of the "TIGR" (tiger) multi purpose mobile Army vehicles at the GAZ Automobile Plant here

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This is "Tigr"
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Seoulstriker
02-07-2005, 08:37 AM
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A protester shouts slogans as tens of thousands of people demonstrate in Paris, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, against government plans to relax a law limiting the workweek to 35 hours. The changes would allow employees to work up to 48 hours a week, the European limit.

Their work week is only 35 hours?? I wonder what they would think about Americans working 60-80 hours a week.


Anyways, great pics He219.

Abbyy
02-07-2005, 08:41 AM
35 hours means 7 hours per day. Funny.

ViriiK
02-07-2005, 08:58 AM
35 hours means 7 hours per day. Funny.Their life is so hard, we shouldn't judge them quickly :roll:

-Max2-
02-07-2005, 09:04 AM
I've seen that particular MP5 butt stock once before. Anybody have any more information?

Looks like a Bruegger & Thomet stock.

http://www.brugger-thomet.ch/inhalt/02/pdbilder/0005002_web.jpg

http://www.brugger-thomet.ch/bruggerthomet.php?th=1&uth=1

Kruglerek
02-07-2005, 09:06 AM
He219 wrote:


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I've seen that particular MP5 butt stock once before. Anybody have any more information?

This stock is made by Brugger&Thomet company for use with helmets with ballistic visors:
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B&T Foldable Visor Helmet Stock for MP5 / MP5 SD

vmpsmII
02-07-2005, 09:44 AM
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That's unreal, never seen it before. Anyone got any info on the mask?

it's real. there is a old post about these russian helmets

What's the purpose of that thing!?!?!? He has no surrounding vision or awareness of what goes arround him! Must be a Russian thing I guess :roll:

Mailman
02-07-2005, 09:49 AM
Their work week is only 35 hours?? I wonder what they would think about Americans working 60-80 hours a week.


Anyways, great pics He219.

Well they obviously have got something right because even though they only work 7 hours a day and get around 4-5 weeks each annual leave their economy is a hell of a lot stronger than most of the other worlds developed countries.

Mailman

Frens
02-07-2005, 10:01 AM
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That's unreal, never seen it before. Anyone got any info on the mask?

it's real. there is a old post about these russian helmets

What's the purpose of that thing!?!?!? He has no surrounding vision or awareness of what goes arround him! Must be a Russian thing I guess :roll:

who invented this helmet, saw too many Robocop's films :lol:

btdown
02-07-2005, 10:13 AM
Can someone post the link to info on that funky boba fett helmet? I did searching and couldnt find it....

THanks
BT

Steve Andrews
02-07-2005, 10:20 AM
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The car at the rear has laminated side windows? Seems odd

callous
02-07-2005, 11:46 AM
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U.S. Navy Seaman Michael Yorkovitch, assigned to the "Dusty Dogs" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7, does a final pre-flight check in the cockpit of a SH-60 Seahawk aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, Jan. 27, 2005. The Truman Carrier Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S.
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Swiss special forces enter the Spanish consulate to end a hostage standoff nearly seven hours after three masked assailants broke into the building, in Bern, Switzerland
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A U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment soldier searches a truck yard in Mosul, Iraq Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. In another section of Mosul, a suicide bomber killed 12 policemen guarding a hospital and wounded four others Monday
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An Iraqi man walks past the wreckage of a charred civilian vehicle following an overnight U.S.-led military operation in the eastern Baghdad's Shi'ite suburb of al-Sadr city
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An Iraqi policeman and security officers keep watch following clashes near the holy shrine of Imam Ali, in the city of Najaf, February 7, 2005. Iraqi Shi'ites are preparing under heavy security measures to mark the Ashura religious festival, which commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, who was killed in battle more than 1,300 years ago
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A group of blindfolded Iraqi detainees are guarded by policemen after they were arrested in the southern city of Basra, February 7, 2005. Iraq's interim Interior Minister Falah al-Naqib said Monday he believed Iraq could establish full control of its internal security and borders within 18 months.
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British Army soldiers block a road while their comrades defuse an explosive device, near al-Shiaba oil refinery in the southern city of Basra
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Polish soldiers on patrol in the Iraqi city of Hilla. Polish General Waldemar Skrzypczak took over from compatriot General Andrzej Ekiert at the head of a multi-national division in central and southern Iraq made up of more than 5,000 soldiers from 15 countries

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MaxPayne
02-07-2005, 11:57 AM
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RS_Leo1A5
02-07-2005, 12:00 PM
Their work week is only 35 hours?? I wonder what they would think about Americans working 60-80 hours a week.
"Don't those yanks have unions?"

fantassin
02-07-2005, 12:05 PM
^^^

rofl


True, but also the basis of american religion is Protestantism and Protestant see work as a way of worshiping God.

The more you work, the better man you are.

In their eyes, of course, not mine....

p-)

Seoulstriker
02-07-2005, 12:08 PM
^^^

Spoken like a true Marxist and their analysis of the "Protestant work ethic". p-)

fantassin
02-07-2005, 12:09 PM
And guess what, I even have *** for other purposes than reproduction !

:D

Jack Mehoff
02-07-2005, 12:11 PM
So much for fat, lazy Americans, huh? It makes you wondering why we are the world premier superpower.

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02-07-2005, 12:11 PM
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Special forces of the Berne police prepare to enter the Spanish consulate where three men took at least three hostages, February 7, 2005 after hitting a doorman over the head and forcing their way into the building. Police cordoned off the area around the consulate, located in an upscale neighborhood near the historic center of Berne, and stationed sharpshooters as well as an armored personnel carrier outside the building of the consulate.
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Swiss special forces enter the Spanish consulate to end a hostage standoff nearly seven hours after three masked assailants broke into the building, in Bern

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Kuwait Special Forces surround an area of Sulaibiya,20 kilometers (12 miles) northwest of Kuwait City on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005. Five suspected terrorists holed up at a house in Kuwait surrendered to police Saturday after authorities sealed off the area

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Three Royal Malaysian Police Marine Comandos capture several men pretending to be pirates who have hijacked a Japanese Coast Guard vessel during a demonstration in co-junction with the Royal Malaysian Police. The number of seafarers killed by pirates surged last year, even though the overall incidence of armed robbery on the high seas fell

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Howie Kaluha
02-07-2005, 12:11 PM
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American Patriot
02-07-2005, 12:16 PM
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MOSUL, Iraq: Iraqi children run back home after receiving toys from a US soldier on patrol in a residential area, in the restive northern Iraqi city of Mosul, 370km of Baghdad, 07 February 2005. More than 220 complaints have been brought so far about irregularities in Iraq's landmark national elections as more details emerged of the extent of the problems in Nineveh's provincial capital of Mosul, the electoral commission said. Several contested ballot boxes from Mosul have been brought to Baghdad to be recounted in front of representatives of the political entities that have complained. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA (Photo credit should read MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/***** Images)
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MOSUL, Iraq: Iraqi women walk on the street as a US soldier from the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment scan the area, in the restive northern Iraqi city of Mosul, 370km of Baghdad, 07 February 2005. More than 220 complaints have been brought so far about irregularities in Iraq's landmark national elections as more details emerged of the extent of the problems in Nineveh's provincial capital of Mosul, the electoral commission said. Several contested ballot boxes from Mosul have been brought to Baghdad to be recounted in front of representatives of the political entities that have complained. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA (Photo credit should read MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/***** Images)
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MOSUL, Iraq: A couple of Iraqi children peer through the window as US soldiers are on patrol, in the restive northern Iraqi city of Mosul, 370km of Baghdad, 07 February 2005. More than 220 complaints have been brought so far about irregularities in Iraq's landmark national elections as more details emerged of the extent of the problems in Nineveh's provincial capital of Mosul, the electoral commission said. Several contested ballot boxes from Mosul have been brought to Baghdad to be recounted in front of representatives of the political entities that have complained. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA (Photo credit should read MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/***** Images)
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MOSUL, Iraq: Iraqi workers chat as US soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment patrol the area, in the restive northern Iraqi city of Mosul, 370km of Baghdad, 07 February 2005. More than 220 complaints have been brought so far about irregularities in Iraq's landmark national elections as more details emerged of the extent of the problems in Nineveh's provincial capital of Mosul, the electoral commission said. Several contested ballot boxes from Mosul have been brought to Baghdad to be recounted in front of representatives of the political entities that have complained. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA (Photo credit should read MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/***** Images)
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MOSUL, Iraq: Iraqi children collect candies on the ground thrown by US soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment on patrol in the area, in the restive northern Iraqi city of Mosul, 370km of Baghdad, 07 February 2005. More than 220 complaints have been brought so far about irregularities in Iraq's landmark national elections as more details emerged of the extent of the problems in Nineveh's provincial capital of Mosul, the electoral commission said. Several contested ballot boxes from Mosul have been brought to Baghdad to be recounted in front of representatives of the political entities that have complained. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA (Photo credit should read MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/***** Images)
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MOSUL, Iraq: A group of Iraqi workers answer questions to US soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment about eventual insurgent presence in the commercial area, in the restive northern Iraqi city of Mosul, 370km of Baghdad, 07 February 2005. More than 220 complaints have been brought so far about irregularities in Iraq's landmark national elections as more details emerged of the extent of the problems in Nineveh's provincial capital of Mosul, the electoral commission said. Several contested ballot boxes from Mosul have been brought to Baghdad to be recounted in front of representatives of the political entities that have complained. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA (Photo credit should read MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/***** Images)
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MOSUL, Iraq: A group of Iraqi workers answer questions to US soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment about eventual insurgent presence in the commercial area, in the restive northern Iraqi city of Mosul, 370km of Baghdad, 07 February 2005. More than 220 complaints have been brought so far about irregularities in Iraq's landmark national elections as more details emerged of the extent of the problems in Nineveh's provincial capital of Mosul, the electoral commission said. Several contested ballot boxes from Mosul have been brought to Baghdad to be recounted in front of representatives of the political entities that have complained. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA (Photo credit should read MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/***** Images)
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MOSUL, Iraq: A US soldier from the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment secures a street during a patrol in a residencial area, in the restive northern Iraqi city of Mosul, 370km of Baghdad, 07 February 2005. More than 220 complaints have been brought so far about irregularities in Iraq's landmark national elections as more details emerged of the extent of the problems in Nineveh's provincial capital of Mosul, the electoral commission said. Several contested ballot boxes from Mosul have been brought to Baghdad to be recounted in front of representatives of the political entities that have complained. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA (Photo credit should read MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/***** Images)
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UNDATED: In this undated handout image from the Ministry of Defence, Master Engineer Gary Nicholson, Royal Air Force, is seen. Nicholson aged 42 is missing believed killed during the loss of the RAF C-130K Hercules aircraft over Iraq on 30 January 2005. (Photo by Ministry of Defence/Crown Copyright/***** Images)
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UNDATED: In this undated handout image from the Ministry of Defence, Flight Lieutenant Andrew Paul Smith, Royal Air Force is seen. Smith aged 25 is believed killed during the loss of the RAF C-130K Hercules aircraft over Iraq on 30 January 2005. (Photo by Ministry of Defence/Crown Copyright/***** Images)
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BAGHDAD IRAQ - FEBRUARY 7: Members of the Badr party, a former Shia militia turned political party, organize packets of sweets for a planned victory celebration February 7, 2005 in their offices in Baghdad, Iraq. Early results point to a landslide victory for the Shia-led United Alliance Party backed by senior cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani. After a brief lull in violence over the election period at least 25 people were left dead across Iraq today as bombs ripped through Baquba and Mosul. (Photo by Chris Hondros/***** Images)
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BAGHDAD, Iraq: Iraqi fishermen cruise on the Tigris river in Baghdad 07 February 2005 as daily life goes on in war-torn Iraq. Insurgents unleashed suicide bombers against Iraq's embattled police force for the first time 07 February since the landmark January 30 general election, hailed by the Iraqi government and Washington as a blow to the insurgency. AFP PHOTO/MARWAN NAAMANI (Photo credit should read MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/***** Images)
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BAGHDAD, Iraq: Iraqi electoral commission officials Izzedin al-Mahmudi (L) and Mustafa Safwat (R) give 07 February 2005 partial results for the Iraqi general elections held 30 January, at Baghdad Convention center. Iraq's main Shiite coalition was a surprise leader in the general election count for the Sunni-majority province of Salaheddin, the electoral commission announced. AFP PHOTO MARWAN NAAMANI (Photo credit should read MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/***** Images)
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BAGHDAD IRAQ - FEBRUARY 7: Members of the Badr party, a former Shia militia turned political party, discuss planned victory celebrationsin their offices February 7, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq. . Early results point to a landslide victory for the Shia-led United Alliance Party backed by senior cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani. After a brief lull in violence over the election period at least 25 people were left dead across Iraq today as bombs ripped through Baquba and Mosul. (Photo by Chris Hondros/***** Images)
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BAGHDAD IRAQ - FEBRUARY 7: Members of the Badr party, a former Shia militia turned political party, move around in their offices February 7, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq. . Early results point to a landslide victory for the Shia-led United Alliance Party backed by senior cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani. After a brief lull in violence over the election period at least 25 people were left dead across Iraq today as bombs ripped through Baquba and Mosul. (Photo by Chris Hondros/***** Images)
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BAGHDAD - FEBRUARY 7: A billboard in Baghdad shows scenes of voters displaying their ink-stained fingers February 7, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq. Early results point to a landslide victory for the Shia-led United Alliance Party backed by senior cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani. After a brief lull in violence over the election period at least 25 people were left dead across Iraq today as bombs ripped through Baquba and Mosul. (Photo by Chris Hondros/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Children watch an armed vehicle on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Two children peer from a doorway as Marines pass on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Soldiers patrol the street on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Marines check cars on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Staff Sgt. Darren Maxwell [Greenville, OH] hands out candy to children on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: An Iraqi policeman stands guard on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Electricians work on powerlines on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Iraqi police check pedestrians crossing the "Blackwater Bridge" on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Street cleaners employed by the Marines clear a sidewalk on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: A boy stands with a child on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Staff Sgt. Darren Maxwell [Greenville, OH] prepares his unit for a morning patrol on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Corp. Stephen Kephart [Bend, OR] prepares for a patrol on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: A Marine packs two stun grenades into his pocket in preparation for a patrol on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Boys pose with a bicycle in front of a destroyed building on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: US Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines, patrol in Fallujah on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of the Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: The returnees of Fallujah begin to rebuild their city on February 6, 2005 under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: An Iraqi girl displays lollipops received from a Marine on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: A Marine waves to an Iraqi woman on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: A boy bicycles past a destroyed building on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: An Iraqi family stands in front of their damaged house on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Iraqi army soldiers receive marksmanship training on February 6, 2005 by U.S. Marines of the 3rd Battalion 5th Marines at a firing range in Fallujah, Iraq. U.S. officials say the key to an eventual American withdrawal from Iraq will be the readiness of Iraqi forces to take on an insurgency and protect Iraqis. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Marines demonstrate a kneeling position as Iraqi army soldiers receive marksmanship training on February 6, 2005 by U.S. Marines of the 3rd Battalion 5th Marines at a firing range in Fallujah, Iraq. U.S. officials say the key to an eventual American withdrawal from Iraq will be the readiness of Iraqi forces to take on an insurgency and protect Iraqis. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Iraqi army soldiers receive marksmanship training on February 6, 2005 by U.S. Marines of the 3rd Battalion 5th Marines at a firing range in Fallujah, Iraq. U.S. officials say the key to an eventual American withdrawal from Iraq will be the readiness of Iraqi forces to take on an insurgency and protect Iraqis. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Targets are inspected as Iraqi army soldiers receive marksmanship training on February 6, 2005 by U.S. Marines of the 3rd Battalion 5th Marines at a firing range in Fallujah, Iraq. U.S. officials say the key to an eventual American withdrawal from Iraq will be the readiness of Iraqi forces to take on an insurgency and protect Iraqis. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Iraqi army soldiers receive marksmanship training on February 6, 2005 by U.S. Marines of the 3rd Battalion 5th Marines at a firing range in Fallujah, Iraq. U.S. officials say the key to an eventual American withdrawal from Iraq will be the readiness of Iraqi forces to take on an insurgency and protect Iraqis. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Iraqi army soldiers receive marksmanship training on February 6, 2005 by U.S. Marines of the 3rd Battalion 5th Marines at a firing range in Fallujah, Iraq. U.S. officials say the key to an eventual American withdrawal from Iraq will be the readiness of Iraqi forces to take on an insurgency and protect Iraqis. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Iraqi army soldiers receive marksmanship training on February 6, 2005 by U.S. Marines of the 3rd Battalion 5th Marines at a firing range in Fallujah, Iraq. U.S. officials say the key to an eventual American withdrawal from Iraq will be the readiness of Iraqi forces to take on an insurgency and protect Iraqis. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Iraqi army soldiers receive marksmanship training on February 6, 2005 by U.S. Marines of the 3rd Battalion 5th Marines at a firing range in Fallujah, Iraq. U.S. officials say the key to an eventual American withdrawal from Iraq will be the readiness of Iraqi forces to take on an insurgency and protect Iraqis. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Iraqi army soldiers receive marksmanship training on February 6, 2005 by U.S. Marines of the 3rd Battalion 5th Marines at a firing range in Fallujah, Iraq. U.S. officials say the key to an eventual American withdrawal from Iraq will be the readiness of Iraqi forces to take on an insurgency and protect Iraqis. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Iraqi army soldiers receive marksmanship training on February 6, 2005 by U.S. Marines of the 3rd Battalion 5th Marines at a firing range in Fallujah, Iraq. U.S. officials say the key to an eventual American withdrawal from Iraq will be the readiness of Iraqi forces to take on an insurgency and protect Iraqis. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Iraqi soldiers load bullets into magazines on February 6, 2005 during marksmen training by U.S. Marines of the 3rd Battalion 5th Marines at a firing range in Fallujah, Iraq. U.S. officials say the key to an eventual American withdrawal from Iraq will be the readiness of Iraqi forces to take on an insurgency and protect Iraqis. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: An Iraqi army soldier smiles at the camera on February 6, 2005 as soldiers receive marksmen training by U.S. Marines of the 3rd Battalion 5th Marines at a firing range in Fallujah, Iraq. U.S. officials say the key to an eventual American withdrawal from Iraq will be the readiness of Iraqi forces to take on an insurgency and protect Iraqis. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Iraqi army soldiers receive marksmen training by U.S. Marines of the 3rd Battalion 5th Marines on February 6, 2005 at a firing range in Fallujah, Iraq. U.S. officials say the key to an eventual American withdrawal from Iraq will be the readiness of Iraqi forces to take on an insurgency and protect Iraqis. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: People walk on the road on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Capt. Tom Noel [Lenexa, KS] takes photos of Iraqi boys on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Corp. Stephen Kephart [Bend, OR] speaks to Iraqis on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Passing through barbed wire chutes to get into the city on February 6, 2005, returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: An Iraqi policeman searches a pedestrian at a checkpoint on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Children look on as Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines, patrol in the city on February 6, 2005 in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - FEBRUARY 6: Iraqis hired by U.S. Marines to clean the streets work alongside the road on February 6, 2005 as returnees begin to rebuild their city under the protection of U.S. Marines of the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Fallujah, Iraq. According to U.S. forces, despite lingering anger over the scale of destruction, their strict security measures now make the former insurgent stronghold in the "Sunni Triangle" one of the safest cities in Iraq. (Photo by Scott Peterson/***** Images)
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Howie Kaluha
02-07-2005, 12:33 PM
Great pics woot

littlefrench
02-07-2005, 12:33 PM
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A protester shouts slogans as tens of thousands of people demonstrate in Paris, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, against government plans to relax a law limiting the workweek to 35 hours. The changes would allow employees to work up to 48 hours a week, the European limit.

Their work week is only 35 hours?? I wonder what they would think about Americans working 60-80 hours a week.


Anyways, great pics He219.

Don't worry, a lot of French work more than 35 hours.

Seoulstriker
02-07-2005, 12:35 PM
Oh, ok. It sounded like you are not allowed to work longer than 35 hours. So it's just from the perspective of the employer?




Great pics again, guys! :D

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02-07-2005, 12:41 PM
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Sgt. Maj. Ichina, from the 103rd Armored Battalion, Task Force Dragoon, 28th Infantry Division, gives candy to Iraqi children during a patrol near Bayji. This photo appeared on www.army.mil.

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First Lt. Ed Ruckwardt and other members of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force take a break after sweeping an area. The lieutenant's primary job is to purchase items for the Iraqi security forces in the western portion of the country. He is deployed from 82nd Contracting Squadron at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.
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Sailors with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing are earning their Fleet Marine Force Warfare device pin while deployed to Al Asad, Iraq. Sailors earn the right to wear the pin through an intense series of tests on Marine Corps fundamentals.

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RomanS
02-07-2005, 12:50 PM
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I guess i'm the first guy noticing the PECHENEG machine gun in Chechnya.

GIVE EM CHECHEN BASTARDS HELL BROTHERS!!!

wulfstan
02-07-2005, 01:00 PM
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7562/7562842.jpg

What does this say?

HooyahCQB
02-07-2005, 01:02 PM
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Sailors with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing are earning their Fleet Marine Force Warfare device pin while deployed to Al Asad, Iraq. Sailors earn the right to wear the pin through an intense series of tests on Marine Corps fundamentals.



I wonder if this means that the USN is using MARPAT for battlefield fatigues!

RomanS
02-07-2005, 01:03 PM
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7562/7562842.jpg

What does this say?

MOTHERLAND - PARTY - WARRIORS

wulfstan
02-07-2005, 01:05 PM
thanks. Pro-Russian i take it then?

RomanS
02-07-2005, 01:08 PM
thanks. Pro-Russian i take it then?

I dont know

It also could be translated is

Motherland -party of war

I need to see the entire writing

Bluezoo
02-07-2005, 01:23 PM
This is "Tigr"

http://www.special-trucks.ru/zadmin_data/paragraph_new.image/86249.jpg

http://www.carmarket.ru/mims2002/i/gaz-tigr-01.jpg[/quote]

Why does this look like a Hummer or HMVEE? :roll:

weissent
02-07-2005, 01:28 PM
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7713/7713865.jpg

A protester shouts slogans as tens of thousands of people demonstrate in Paris, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, against government plans to relax a law limiting the workweek to 35 hours. The changes would allow employees to work up to 48 hours a week, the European limit.

Their work week is only 35 hours?? I wonder what they would think about Americans working 60-80 hours a week.


Anyways, great pics He219.

Maybe they think Americans to be a little stupid to actually be proud of their long working hours. ;)

American Patriot
02-07-2005, 01:34 PM
This is "Tigr"

http://www.special-trucks.ru/zadmin_data/paragraph_new.image/86249.jpg

http://www.carmarket.ru/mims2002/i/gaz-tigr-01.jpg

Why does this look like a Hummer or HMVEE? :roll:

Maybe they wanted a HMMWV and decided it was cheaper to build one instead of buying from the U.S.?

khukuri
02-07-2005, 01:35 PM
weissent

Having 35 hour limit is something to be proud over

nake
02-07-2005, 01:43 PM
Nice pixs today :D

Herrmannek
02-07-2005, 01:48 PM
weissent

Having 35 hour limit is something to be proud over

It was french way of buerocratic solution for unemployment... BEcause of that law companys need to employ 1.5 of worker to do job of one worker from any other "cicvlised" country... now this trick is kicking back with doubled force :cantbeli:

Weasel
02-07-2005, 01:53 PM
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7713/7713865.jpg

A protester shouts slogans as tens of thousands of people demonstrate in Paris, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, against government plans to relax a law limiting the workweek to 35 hours. The changes would allow employees to work up to 48 hours a week, the European limit.

Me having a 35 hours/week contract. woot

If Americans are not able to do their work in 35 hours they have to work longer. Simple as that. p-)

callous
02-07-2005, 02:00 PM
Damn you people. The average American work week is 40 hrs. Anything over that is overtime. People on salary don't get the overtime pay but they usually get bonuses. I've worked 70 hr work week before = big fat check. Now please take your America hating and flame wars off the 'Today's Pic's ' please.

afrographX
02-07-2005, 02:03 PM
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7720/7720543.jpg


Swiss special forces arriving in an armed vehicle, get instructions not to park there by a traffic police officer at the area around the Spanish consulate where at least one hostage was taken by one or more attackers who raided the consulate in the Swiss capital in Bern, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005

rofl

Ratamacue
02-07-2005, 02:06 PM
Picture (http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/image1.nsf/Lookup/200527104937/$file/008LR.jpg)

Sailors with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing are earning their Fleet Marine Force Warfare device pin while deployed to Al Asad, Iraq. Sailors earn the right to wear the pin through an intense series of tests on Marine Corps fundamentals.

I wonder if this means that the USN is using MARPAT for battlefield fatigues!
No, this Sailor is attached to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. Sailors (i.e. Corpsmen) attached to Marine units are authorized to wear the MCCUU.

kuttless
02-07-2005, 02:19 PM
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7720/7720543.jpg


Swiss special forces arriving in an armed vehicle, get instructions not to park there by a traffic police officer at the area around the Spanish consulate where at least one hostage was taken by one or more attackers who raided the consulate in the Swiss capital in Bern, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005

rofl



I did not even see that. rofl
Nice pics today

SHAM
02-07-2005, 02:37 PM
(Photo credit should read MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/***** Images)
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MOSUL, Iraq: Iraqi children collect candies on the ground thrown by US soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment on patrol in the area,

Tim Collins would have a **** fit.

callous
02-07-2005, 02:44 PM
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Pakistani soldiers in Wana near Afghanistan

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Togolese soldiers guard the streets of Lome as thirty nine-year-old Faure Gnassingbe swears to oath at the presidential palace in Lome. Togo's new President Faure Gnassingbe was Monday sworn in amid tight security to succeed his deceased father, west African strongman Gnassingbe Eyadema, in a move which has sparked strong international protest

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Soldiers from nations that contribute to the multi-national forces in central south Iraq attend a handover ceremony held at a military base in the southern city of Diwaniya, February 7, 2005. A change of command ceremony took place at Camp Echo in Diwaniya city, 112 miles south of Baghdad on Monday where Poland's Maj Gen Andrzej Ekiert handed over the command to his compatriot Maj Gen Waldemar Skrzypczak
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US soldiers line up to order food from a Burger King fast food shop at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq on Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service operates 23 fast food franchises at 16 U.S. bases in Iraq, with 25 more approved and under construction. Having a chance to skip the mess hall and go to Pizza Hut, Burger King or Subway - Popeye's Fried Chicken and Taco Bell which will be added this month - makes a tremendous difference, soldiers say.
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Turkish riot police officer stands in front of a police armored personnel carrier

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South Korean navy personnel man a gun during an operation off TaeYonpyong Island in South Korean waters in an earlier photo. South Korea's navy warned North Korea that it is ready to repel any 'militarily provocative' acts in disputed waters claimed by both Koreas

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President George W. Bush asked Congress on February 7, 2005 to hold the line on spending for big-ticket weapons systems such as ships and aircraft in 2006 while reshaping the military for the U.S.-declared global war on terror. In the budget for fiscal 2006 Bush would buy fewer F/A-22 fighter jets, DD(X) destroyers, LPD-17 amphibious ships, Virginia-class attack submarines and V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft than projected last year. A F/A-22 Raptor


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Armed men keep guard as thousands of people gather to listen to the speaker of the Somali parliament, Shariif Hassan Sheikh Aden, in Mogadishu, Somalia.
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Communist guerrillas assemble with captured weapons in the southern Philippine province of Agusan Del Sur. Fourteen communist guerrillas and two soldiers were killed in an intense gunbattle in the southern Philippines over the weekend
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$tĮТHϿ
02-07-2005, 02:50 PM
Few positive pics from Russia


NIZHNI MOVGOROD, RUSSIA. FEBRUARY 7. Assembly of the "TIGR" (tiger) multi purpose mobile Army vehicles at the GAZ Automobile Plant here

http://www.tassphoto.com/images/photo/2/d218/595.JPG

http://www.tassphoto.com/images/photo/2/d218/616.JPG

http://www.tassphoto.com/images/photo/2/d218/617.JPG

This is "Tigr"
http://www.special-trucks.ru/zadmin_data/paragraph_new.image/86249.jpg

http://www.carmarket.ru/mims2002/i/gaz-tigr-01.jpg

Love the SMK pattern!

usa320
02-07-2005, 02:55 PM
True, but also the basis of american religion is Protestantism and Protestant see work as a way of worshiping God.

The more you work, the better man you are.

In their eyes, of course, not mine....


Ever think that we work more to get paid more, not to impress god or whatever that hubub you just wrote said?

RGRBOX
02-07-2005, 03:10 PM
Swiss special forces isolate the Spanish consultate in Bern after at least one hostage was taken by a masked attacker who raided the Spanish consulate in the Swiss capital Bern early on Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, Spain's Foreign Ministry said.


This photo is of the Bern Gendarmerie Intervention Brigade. Most of the magor cities here in Switzerland have (GI) Groupe d'interventions or (BI) Brigade d'interventions. The only true Swiss Special Forces element is a new unit that is being formed as we speak, they have chosen thier original 7 to 9 cadres, One of them is a good friend. They are at the present selecting the first Operational Training Class, OTC2, they are based off of the SAS and the 1st SFOD-D. They are called two names the first escapes my memory, but the second is the Kommando Grenadier

mateona06
02-07-2005, 03:38 PM
Picture (http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/image1.nsf/Lookup/200527104937/$file/008LR.jpg)

Sailors with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing are earning their Fleet Marine Force Warfare device pin while deployed to Al Asad, Iraq. Sailors earn the right to wear the pin through an intense series of tests on Marine Corps fundamentals.

I wonder if this means that the USN is using MARPAT for battlefield fatigues!
No, this Sailor is attached to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. Sailors (i.e. Corpsmen) attached to Marine units are authorized to wear the MCCUU.

Agreed. MARPAT is a perscribed Marine Corps uniform, thus, only Marines, or authorized Navy personel who opperate with Marine units (corpsmen, chaplains, etc.) can wear the uniform on duty. All other non-authorized Navy personel (i.e. SEALs) cannot technically wear the uniform. Hope that helps.

He219
02-07-2005, 03:39 PM
Nice, 4 pages by mid-day ..
:D



Thanks for the info, -Max- & Kruglerek.

Didn't mean to post only negative images from Russia, Abbyy.
Thanks for the Tiger Humvee pic's. Here's another positive one:

http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7714/7714238.jpg

Alexei Yakimenko, left, of Russia fights defeats Vladimir Lukashenko of Ukraine in the final bout of men's sword fencing World Cup single tournament in Budapest, Hungary, Feb. 5, 2005


Switzerland:

http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/micro/7720/7720543.jpg
^ like my caption?
;)

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Swiss special forces get hold of their equipment at the area around the Spanish consulate where at least one hostage was taken by one or more attackers who raided the consulate, in the Swiss capital in Bern, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005
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A member of the Swiss special forces runs around his car in front of the Spanish consulate where at least one hostage was taken by one or more attackers who raided the consulate, in the Swiss capital in Bern, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005.
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Swiss special forces isolate the area around the Spanish consulate where at least one hostage was taken by one or more attackers who raided the consulate, in the Swiss capital in Bern, Switzerland, Monday, Febr. 7, 2005
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Swiss police take cover in front of the Spanish consulate where at least one hostage was taken by three attackers who raided the consulate, in the Swiss capital in Bern, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005
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Swiss special forces enter the Spanish consulate where at least one hostage was taken by three attackers who raided the consulate, in the Swiss capital in Bern, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005
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Swiss special forces exit the Spanish consulate where at least one hostage was taken by one or more attackers who raided the consulate, in the Swiss capital in Bern, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005.

Carnival:

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Young revelers covered with motor oil and paint dance during the J'Ouvert celebration through the streets of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. J'Ouvert is the opening of Trinidad's carnival that begins with a re-enactment of the 1881 riots when soldiers were beaten back by black masqueraders who fought to take part in the festivities
How about a spanking! p-)
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A reveler is spanked by a friend while dancing to soca music during the parade of the J'Ouvert celebration through the streets of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. J'Ouvert is the opening of Trinidad's carnival that begins with a re-enactment of the 1881 riots when soldiers were beaten back by black masqueraders who fought to take part in the festivities
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7720/7720946.jpg
:lol:

A figure symbolising Turkey, left, holds on to udders reading "Subsidies" belonging to a cow symbolising the European Union, on a float during the traditional carnival parade in Dusseldorf, Germany, on Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. Street spectacles in the carnival strongholds of Dusseldorf, Mainz and Cologne were watched by hundreds of thousands, marking the highlights in Germany's carnival season
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rofl

A 'MullahBurger' figure, referring to U.S.-Iranian relations, is seen on a float during the traditional carnival parade in Dusseldorf, western Germany, on Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. Words on hamburger bun read: "Mullah Burger, featured soon at McBush's".
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An effigy of US President George W. Bush is seen on a carnival float holding a cross like a gun in his hand during the traditional carnival parade in Dusseldorf, western Germany, on Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. The foolish street spectacles in the carnival strongholds of Dusseldorf, Mainz and Cologne were watched by hundreds of thousands, marking the highlights in Germany's carnival season
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A mocked football named Hoyzer shoots the German soccer player symbolically, refering to the German soccer match-fixing scandal, seen on a carnival float during the traditional carnival parade in Dusseldorf, western Germany, on Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. Hoyzer is the German referee who caused the scandal. Cap of player figure is reading: German soccer.
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German opposition politicians Edmund Stoiber and Angela Merkel take away gingerbread cakes of Chancellor Schroeder's Chancellery on a float at the carnival's rose monday parade in Cologne, western Germany, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005.
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German model Heidi Klum, right, and her fiance, British singer Seal, left, at the traditional carnival's rose monday parade in Cologne, western Germany, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005.

Rats .. :(

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Heidi Klum attends Project Runway, held at Bryant Park, Friday February 4, 2005 in New York

From page 1:
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A former army officer stands in front of a gunman protecting the transitional speaker of the Somali parliament, Shariif Hassan Sheikh Aden during his visit to the former police and army academy in Mogadishu, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. Aden is leading a delegation of some 60 lawmakers and Cabinet ministers to assess conditions for the government's relocation from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Somalia has had no central government since 1991.
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050206/capt.xkp10802061324.somalia_government_xkp108.jpg
Narly Technical!

Back on track!

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Children gather around U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment soldiers on patrol in Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. In another section of Mosul, a suicide bomber killed 12 policemen guarding a hospital and wounded four others Monday, hospital officials said.
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U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, left, is escorted by an unidentified aviator upon her arrival at Rome's Ciampino military airport, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. The stopover in Italy is part of a Feb. 3-10 Europe and Mideast tour by the newly installed secretary of state. On Tuesday, Feb. 8 Rice is scheduled to meet with Premier Silvio Berlusconi, Italian Foreign Minister Gianfranco Fini and at the Vatican for talks with Secretary of State Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the Holy See's No. 2
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Speaker of the Togolese Parliament Fanbare Ouattara Natchaba attends celebrations for the 38th anniversary of the reign of power of President Gnassingbe Eyadema in Lome, Togo in this Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005 photo. According to Togo's constitution, after Togo's late President Gnassingbe Eyadema died on Saturday, Feb. 5, Natchaba should have been his successor. However, hours after Eyadema's death, Togo's military high command declared his 39-year-old son, Faure Gnassingbe, the new president.
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Togolese President Gnassingbe Eyadema, 69, Africa's longest-ruling leader, who suffered a heart attack early Saturday in his hometown of Piya in southeastern Togo and later died, is pictured on the 38th anniversary of his reign of power in Lome, Togo Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005.
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Togolese army chief of defense staff Gen. Zakari Nandja, who following the death of the president Gnassingbe Eyadema, Saturday Feb. 5, 2005 appeared on Togolese television swearing an oath of allegiance to Eyadema's son, Faure Gnassingbe, is pictured on the 38th anniversary of Gnassigbe Eyadema's reign of power in Lome, Togo Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005.
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/6789/6789756.jpg
ID, please!
:D

Undo
02-07-2005, 03:49 PM
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7720/7720522.jpg

Black Irish? Moughan?

He219
02-07-2005, 03:51 PM
^
rofl

RomanS
02-07-2005, 03:52 PM
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/6789/6789756.jpg

France Mat49

Otsoa
02-07-2005, 03:53 PM
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ID of said sub machinegun is a Mat 49 :D
http://images.google.ca/images?q=mat+49&hl=en&btnG=Google+Search

He219
02-07-2005, 03:58 PM
Thanks RomanRussianArms & Otsoa!



http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7720/7720522.jpg

Black Irish? Moughan?





Looks like Eddie Stone, maybe its a new series of are you tough enough

Since when was ES that colour? That guy looks to be of Middle Eastern origin - swarthy/black hair and nothing in common with the other guys except his C8SFX.

I stand by my theory of an Iraqi with Brit SF.

he could be of Italian/Greek/Spanish/Porteugese heritage, he could be tanned, I think your jumping to the least obvious conclusion, but it doesn't matter interesting pic's ;)

OK - that may well be so, he could even be Black Irish (I'm sure you know what I mean) ;) but how do you explain his different load-out to the rest then?

I'm from the land of the Black Irish mate ;) , but they are all wearing pretty much individualised kit, I think maybe it's just more logical that, that is just his own style, and as HE said he is pretty HSLD to be an Iraqi, barring of course that commando unit they have

Just in case some didn't get it ...
;)

callous
02-07-2005, 04:15 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20050207/capt.sge.iop84.070205203214.photo04.photo.default-380x254.jpg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050207/capt.bag11702071940.iraq_bag117.jpg

Local residents gather around to look at the body of Iraqi soldier Hafidh Abid Farhan, killed by insurgents in Ramadi

vampireuk
02-07-2005, 04:27 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20050207/capt.sge.iht77.070205043941.photo00.photo.default-384x269.jpg

That's unreal, never seen it before. Anyone got any info on the mask?

it's real. there is a old post about these russian helmets

What's the purpose of that thing!?!?!? He has no surrounding vision or awareness of what goes arround him! Must be a Russian thing I guess :roll:

who invented this helmet, saw too many Robocop's films :lol:

You are all fools, he is quite clearly a Cylon!

rajkhalsa
02-07-2005, 04:27 PM
http://www.hindustantimes.com/wfsf/high/2005/02.07/images/high1232353.jpg

BANGALORE, INDIA: Indian Army commandos slither down a rope from an overhead helicopter at the Yehlanka airforce base on the outskirts of Bangalore 06 February 2005 during a practice flypast drill ahead of the upcoming Aero India 2005 aerospace show. Over 300 foreign and Indian defence equipment firms including 176 international armament majors from 18 countries have confirmed participation in the Aero India 2005 airshow starting from 09 February. The five day long biennial air-show billed as on of Asia's largest aero events with the largest ever presence by American companies, will see some of the biggest names in aerospace industry like Boeing Corp, Lockheed Martin, Dassault, and Sukhoi Design Bureau. AFP PHOTO/INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/***** Images)

ShadowCrow
02-07-2005, 04:50 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20050207/capt.sge.iht77.070205043941.photo00.photo.default-384x269.jpg

That's unreal, never seen it before. Anyone got any info on the mask?

it's real. there is a old post about these russian helmets

What's the purpose of that thing!?!?!? He has no surrounding vision or awareness of what goes arround him! Must be a Russian thing I guess :roll:

who invented this helmet, saw too many Robocop's films :lol:

You are all fools, he is quite clearly a Cylon!

rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl

Good one! I love that serie...

American Patriot
02-07-2005, 04:55 PM
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The Iraqi National Guard Patrols the Streets of Baghdad
The Iraqi national Guard (ING) soldiers patrol Haifa Street in order to make contact with foreign insurgents and local anti Iraqi Forces on February 6, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq.
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The Iraqi National Guard Patrols the Streets of Baghdad
An Iraqi male is detained for questioning and is suspected of tossing a hand grenade at Iraqi national Guard (ING) soldiers and U.S. solideers February 6, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq. The Iraqi national Guard (ING) soldiers patrol Haifa Street in order to make contact with foreign insurgents and local anti Iraqi Forces (AIF).
Robert King/ZUMA/Corbis
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The Iraqi National Guard Patrols the Streets of Baghdad
Iraqi national Guard (ING) soldiers with US soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division patrol Haifa Street in order to make contact with foreign insurgents and local anti Iraqi Forces (AIF)on February 6, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq.
Robert King/ZUMA/Corbis
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Italian soldier adjusts her goggles in Nasiriya
An Italian female soldier adjusts her protective goggles before her convoy departs from a military base on the outskirts of the southern city of Nasiriya in this January 17, 2005, file photograph. An Islamist militant group in Iraq claimed responsibility for kidnapping the Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena and threatened to kill her by Monday if Italy did not withdraw its troops from Iraq.
John Moore/Pool/*******/Corbis

szr
02-07-2005, 05:46 PM
^^^

rofl


True, but also the basis of american religion is Protestantism and Protestant see work as a way of worshiping God.

The more you work, the better man you are.

In their eyes, of course, not mine....

p-)Whoa that's news to me! A conclusion like that could ONLY come from outside the States. :lol:
I work pretty hard... I guess I'm not really as agnostic as I thought I was. p-)

Great photos today!

MaxPayne
02-07-2005, 05:56 PM
anybody got hi res versions of these 3 pics???

http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7720/7720645.jpg

http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7720/7720636.jpg

http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7720/7720666.jpg

Nizark
02-07-2005, 06:15 PM
"Ok mom, you go left while I go right. Come in spraying! Delta!!!!!11"
<img src=http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20050207/i/r749736412.jpg>

JQ24
02-07-2005, 06:18 PM
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7720/7720543.jpg


Swiss special forces arriving in an armed vehicle, get instructions not to park there by a traffic police officer at the area around the Spanish consulate where at least one hostage was taken by one or more attackers who raided the consulate in the Swiss capital in Bern, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005

rofl



I did not even see that. rofl
Nice pics today

COP: Sir, I'm going to have to ask you to park your vehicle over there. Your vehicle is too big and you just ran over a parking meter. That's about a $100 fine

SF: What?! What parking meter?

Seoulstriker
02-07-2005, 06:31 PM
"Ok mom, you go left while I go right. Come in spraying! Delta!!!!!11"
<img src=http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20050207/i/r749736412.jpg>


Hehe. Nice. :D

Aerosoul
02-07-2005, 06:33 PM
"Ok mom, you go left while I go right. Come in spraying! Delta!!!!!11"
<img src=http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20050207/i/r749736412.jpg>

rofl rofl

AVZ
02-07-2005, 08:06 PM
Did I say I love to see every man being arrested by iraqy defence forces!?!?!?!


What's wrong or right with her ****??? What a nice view :| :oops:

http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7721/7721167.jpg

He219
02-07-2005, 08:15 PM
Where do you go to find your freshest daily Military Photos?
;)



http://tbirds.hp.infoseek.co.jp/fallo01_l.JPG
http://www.news.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_050107-N-4779D-014.jpg

Key West, Fla. (Jan. 7, 2005) Pilots, assigned to the Saints of Fighter Squadron Composite Thirteen (VFC-13), perform daily flight checks on their F-5E/F Tiger aircraft on board Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West, Fla. VFC-13 provides quality adversary training for the Navys fleet and replacement squadrons and air wings, reserve fighter and attack squadrons. VFC-13 is scheduled to establish a permanent detachment at NAS Key West in October 2005
More VFC-13 images here (http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/f5dp_1.htm) and Here (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=The+Tigers+of+VFC+13&btnG=Google+Search) ...


http://www.news.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_050201-N-6019M-001.jpg

Atlantic Ocean (Feb. 1, 2005) - A U.S. Army AH-61 Apache helicopter prepares to launch from the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) during Joint Shipboard Weapon Ordnance (JSWORD) training. The JSWORD exercise provided an excellent opportunity for Navy and Army ordnance personnel to work together in a joint training environment. The AH-64 Apache is a twin-engine, four bladed, multi-mission attack helicopter designed as a highly stable aerial weapons-delivery platform.

http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7720/7720713.jpg
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http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7720/7720715.jpg

Das U-Boot "U31" der Deutschen Marine pfluegt am Montag, 7.Februar 2005, durch das Wasser der Ostsee nahe Eckernfoerde. Das nach Angaben der Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft weltweit modernste Uboot mit Brennstoffzellen-Antrieb unternimmt derzeit eine Erprobungsfahrt in der Ostsee Richtung Norwegen. Die "U 31" der Klasse 212 A soll noch in diesem Jahr in Dienst gestellt werden. (AP Photo/Heribert Proepper) ---The submarine "U 31" of the class 212A of the German Navy steams through the water of the Baltic Sea near Eckernfoerde, northern Germany, on Monday, Feb.7, 2005. The world modernst submarine as said by the ship builder Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft is doing some checks in the Baltic Sea currently before it goes in the German Navy's operation this year
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7720/7720703.jpg

Ein Fernsehteam filmt am Montag, 7.Februar 2005, das Auslaufen des U-Bootes "U 31" der Deutschen Marine aus dem Marinehafen von Eckernfoerde. Das nach Angaben der Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft weltweit modernste U-Boot mit Brennstoffzellen-Antrieb unternimmt derzeit eine Erprobungsfahrt in der Ostsee Richtung Norwegen. Die "U 31" der Klasse 212 A soll noch in diesem Jahr in Dienst gestellt werden. (AP Photo/Heribert Proepper) ---A tv crew monitors the submarine "U 31" of the class 212A of the German Navy leaving the navy base of Eckernfoerde, northern Germany, on Monday, Feb.7, 2005. The world modernst submarine as said by the ship builder Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft is doing some checks in the Baltic Sea currently before it goes in the German Navy's operation this year
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7720/7720637.jpg
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7720/7720499.jpg
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7720/7720495.jpg

Armored German and Italian vehicles head to the Chaperi area to search the wreckage of an Afghan airliner Kam Air Boeing 737 which crashed in the mountain, southeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday early morning, Feb. 7, 2005. NATO troops scouring the wreckage of the crashed airliner atop the mountain peak on Monday found human remains amid the debris but no sign that any of the 104 people on board survived the disaster, a spokesman said

Sloppy Joe2
02-07-2005, 08:33 PM
best todays pics in a while thanks to all :D :hug: woot woot

He219
02-07-2005, 08:44 PM
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7720/7720480.jpg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20050207/mdf900778.jpg

The tail of a crashed Afghan Kam Air Boeing 737 is seen on the mountain of Shaperi Ghar, southeast of Kabul February 7, 2005. NATO troops found human remains Monday on a frozen mountain top near Kabul where the airliner crashed last week with no sign any of the 104 people onboard survived, a spokesman said.
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Afghani army soldiers, in their trucks, wait at Kabul airport February 7, 2005 for the bodies of victims of the Afghan Kam Air Boeing 737, which crashed on Thursday
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An ambulance waits at Kabul airport February 7, 2005 for the bodies of victims of the Afghan Kam Air Boeing 737, which crashed on Thursday.

http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7717/7717624.jpg

Workers hoist a Brazilian flag along with flags from other participating countries at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bangalore, India, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005. Around 350 companies from more than 30 countries are expected to participate in the 5th Aero India show opening Feb. 9 till Feb. 13.
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7720/7720189.jpg

Indian Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee speaks at an International seminar on "Aerospace Technologies - Development and Strategies" in Bangalore, India, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. The United States is among the four countries that India has shortlisted for buying 126 fighter jets, Air Chief Marshal S.P. Tyagi said Monday during the sem
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Indian Air Chief Marshal S. P. Tyagi speaks at an International seminar on 'Aerospace Technologies - Development and Strategies' in Bangalore, India, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. The United States is among the four countries that India has shortlisted for buying 126 fighter jets, Tyagi said Monday.
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7720/7720129.jpg

Indian Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee, left, wipes his face as Indian Air Chief Marshal S. P. Tyagi, looks on at an International Seminar on 'Aerospace Technologies - Development and Strategies' in Bangalore, India, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. The United States is among the four countries that India has shortlisted for buying 126 fighter jets, Tyagi said Monday
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7717/7717903.jpg

An employee of Rafael Armament Development Authority Ltd. , an Israeli frim that makes air defense missiles, puts a fin on a missile model at the exhibition area at the Yelahanak Air Force Station in Bangalore, India, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005. Around 350 companies from more than 30 countries are expected to participate in the 5th Aero India show opening here Feb. 9 till Feb. 13.
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7717/7717519.jpg

A Russian technician prepares for the take-off of the MIG 29 M2 at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bangalore, India, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005. Around 350 companies from more than 30 countries are expected to participate in the 5th edition of the Aero India show beginning here Feb. 9 till Feb. 13
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7717/7717609.jpg

Technicians from BAE systems from Britain work on the Hawk ZJ100 aircraft at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bangalore, India, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005. Around 350 companies from more than 30 countries are expected to participate in the 5th Aero India show beginning here Feb. 9 till Feb. 13.
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7720/7720777.jpg

Indian aircraft technicians sit in the shadow of an Indian aircraft as a U.S. Air Force Hercules C-130J, left, stands at the Yelahanka Air Force Station near Bangalore, India, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. Two of the five planes expected of the U.S. Air fleet arrived here Monday to participate in the Aero Show beginning Wednesday Feb. 9 till Feb. 13.
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7720/7720784.jpg

U.S. Air Force personnel carry their luggage after landing on a Hercules C-130J, in background, at the Yelahanka Air Force Station near Bangalore, India, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. Two of the five planes expected of the U.S. Air fleet arrived here Monday to participate in the Aero Show beginning Wednesday Feb. 9 till Feb. 13.
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7720/7720824.jpg

U.S. Defense personnel walk near the US aircraft P3-Orion, in background, at the Yelahanka Air Force Station near Bangalore, India, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. Two of the five planes expected of the U.S. Air fleet arrived here Monday to participate in the Aero Show beginning Wednesday Feb. 9 till Feb. 13.
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20050207/capt.sge.imn61.070205160440.photo00.photo.default-384x384.jpg

Boeing's 737-800 passenger plane. Buraq Air chief executive Mohammed Abdel Aziz revealed that the privately owned Libyan airline has signed a deal to buy six Boeing 737-800s for 366 million dollars.
http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20050207/i/r1030964705.jpg
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A handout photograph shows a coffin of a serviceman killed when an RAF Hercules plane crashed over Iraq, being repatriated back to the UK from Basra airport, in southern Iraq, February 7, 2005. The crash took place on January 30, killing 10 servicemen when the Hercules aircraft exploded in mid-air 40km from Baghdad.
RIP

Bulkowski
02-07-2005, 09:06 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20050207/capt.sge.iiu76.070205082222.photo00.photo.default-384x274.jpg
Awww, they get all the classics :(

American Patriot
02-07-2005, 10:38 PM
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The Iraqi National Guard Patrols the Streets of Baghdad
A known anti Iraqi Forces suspect, center, is detained for questioning by Iraqi national Guard (ING) soldiers patroling Haifa Street on February 6, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq
Robert King/ZUMA/Corbis
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Gatling
02-07-2005, 10:49 PM
Really great pics today, thanx everybody

He219
02-07-2005, 10:59 PM
This is "Tigr"

http://www.special-trucks.ru/zadmin_data/paragraph_new.image/86249.jpg

http://www.carmarket.ru/mims2002/i/gaz-tigr-01.jpg

Why does this look like a Hummer or HMVEE? :roll:

Maybe they wanted a HMMWV and decided it was cheaper to build one instead of buying from the U.S.?

Interesting fact:

H2's are also built in East Prussia, ehrm Kaliningradski:

http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7342/7342342.jpg

Hummer H2 vehicles assembled on a production line at the Avtotor automobile plant in Kaliningrad, Russia's westernmost enclave, Thursday, June 24, 2004.

EvanL
02-07-2005, 11:21 PM
http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7720/7720813.jpg
[quote]Young revelers covered with motor oil and paint dance during the J'Ouvert celebration through the streets of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. J'Ouvert is the opening of Trinidad's carnival that begins with a re-enactment of the 1881 riots when soldiers were beaten back by black masqueraders who fought to take part in the festivities
How about a spanking! p-)
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A reveler is spanked by a friend while dancing to soca music during the parade of the J'Ouvert celebration through the streets of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005. J'Ouvert is the opening of Trinidad's carnival that begins with a re-enactment of the 1881 riots when soldiers were beaten back by black masqueraders who fought to take part in the festivities
I used to live in Trinidad. I went to J'Ouvert a couple of times. Its pretty wicked, you get loaded and throw paint at eachother. Only downside is you have to wake up at like 4am

salt6
02-07-2005, 11:47 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20050207/capt.sge.iht77.070205043941.photo00.photo.default-384x269.jpg

That's unreal, never seen it before. Anyone got any info on the mask?


Klaatu Barada Nikto


http://www.webtre.it/Principale/cinema/ultimatum/gort6.jpg

Mr. HAXEP
02-08-2005, 12:31 AM
This is "Tigr"

http://www.special-trucks.ru/zadmin_data/paragraph_new.image/86249.jpg

http://www.carmarket.ru/mims2002/i/gaz-tigr-01.jpg

Why does this look like a Hummer or HMVEE? :roll:

Maybe they wanted a HMMWV and decided it was cheaper to build one instead of buying from the U.S.?

Interesting fact:

H2's are also built in East Prussia, ehrm Kaliningradski:

http://accuweather.ap.org/apdbs/Intl_Photos/views/mini/7342/7342342.jpg

Hummer H2 vehicles assembled on a production line at the Avtotor automobile plant in Kaliningrad, Russia's westernmost enclave, Thursday, June 24, 2004.

In 2000 year firm "BJG" from United Arab Emirates asked russian firm "GAZ" (trucks, buses, cars, BTRs) to develop multipurpose vehicle for them. HUMMER was too expensive in service (even for rich oil sheikhs). :) In March 2001 "Tigr" showed on IDEX-2001 in Abu-Dabi. But then "BJG" lost interest in this project (maybe they just want to beat down the price on HUMMER from begin). Contract was ended, and "GAZ" promotes "TIGR" independently.
They try extend engine line and reduce weight. Gas planes to sell 300 "TIGR" in this year.

P.S. History of "Tigr" likes history "Mercedes Gelendevagen" :)

http://voenavto.almanacwhf.ru/fotos/br03s1/br2003-087.jpg
http://voenavto.almanacwhf.ru/fotos/br03s1/br2003-088.jpg
http://voenavto.almanacwhf.ru/fotos/br03s1/br2003-065.jpg

Alex_All_Alone
02-08-2005, 01:05 AM
[quote=PT]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20050207/capt.sge.iht77.070205043941.photo00.photo.default-384x269.jpg

That's unreal, never seen it before. Anyone got any info on the mask?

It might just be me, but it looks an aweful lot like a Riot Shield attached to that helmet.

kuttless
02-08-2005, 01:08 AM
http://www.news.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_050201-N-6019M-001.jpg



Hi res please!! that is one amazing picture.

FallenAngel
02-08-2005, 01:14 AM
http://www.news.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_050201-N-6019M-001.jpg



Hi res please!! that is one amazing picture.

Click Me (http://www.news.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/050201-N-6019M-001.jpg)

callous
02-08-2005, 03:05 AM
[quote=PT]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20050207/capt.sge.iht77.070205043941.photo00.photo.default-384x269.jpg

That's unreal, never seen it before. Anyone got any info on the mask?

It might just be me, but it looks an aweful lot like a Riot Shield attached to that helmet.
Look at the last pic
http://img84.exs.cx/img84/5710/fsb16ns.jpg

pretorian669
02-10-2005, 08:38 AM
This is "Tigr"

http://www.special-trucks.ru/zadmin_data/paragraph_new.image/86249.jpg

http://www.carmarket.ru/mims2002/i/gaz-tigr-01.jpg

Why does this look like a Hummer or HMVEE? :roll:

Maybe they wanted a HMMWV and decided it was cheaper to build one instead of buying from the U.S.?

Nice Hummersky woot woot woot