Soldiers out of Fort K3 (Airborne) on there beret march.
Soldiers out of Fort Ing 2 (Engineers) build a war bridge in central Eksjö
Military personnel bring supplies to their camp near Tangjiashan lake which threatens to burst its banks and flood an area from which tens of thousands are being evacuated 28 May 2008 Sichuan, southwest China. Plans to blast one side of the lake to control runoff in a safer direction are in preparation. Landslides during the 12 May earthquake and subsequent aftershocks caused the formation of dozens of lakes which threaten to burst their banks. This has resulted in orders for an additional 80,000 people to move to safer areas, days after a similar number had been evacuated from the area after earlier warnings
A professional visitor takes a keen interest at the twin-engine of a Bundeswehr 'Tornado' at the International Aerospace Exhibition ILA at Berlin-Schoenefeld airport in Berlin, Germany, 28 May 2008. The ILA takes place at the airport from 27 May to 01 June
Pilots polish a Douglas DC3 Dakota, one of the Berlin airlift planes, at the International Aerospace Exhibition ILA at Berlin-Schoenefeld airport in Berlin, Germany, 28 May 2008. The ILA takes place at the airport from 27 May to 01 June
South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering workers clash with riotpolice, during a rally against Korea Development Bank in Seoul, South Korea, 28 May 2008. Workers are protesting against the announced plans for the merger and acquisition of their company by its main creditor Korea Development Bank. The bank teamed up with three companies including Goldman Sachs that will be the M&A advisor
A handout photograph supplied by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on 27 May 2008 shows Israeli women soldiers in a training exercise in the desert somewhere in Israel.
(FILE) A file picture dated 8 May 2008 shows Yemenis watching a tank being transported on a street of the capital Sana'a, Yemen. Yemen said on 27 May 2008 its forces had crushed the Houthi Shiite rebels in Bani Hushaish district, a suburb 20 km northeast of the capital Sana'a, after few days of heavy fighting that left dozens of casualties. Thousands of people have been killed since the on-off rebellion first broke out in 2004, with most of the fighting taking place in the mountains of Saada province, near the border with Saudi Arabia
Israeli troops search from house to house during Israeli Army operation in the West Bank City of Qalqelya, 27 May 2008. 15 Palestinian were wounded during clashes and another 25 arrested , Palestinian sources said
US musician Usher poses for photographs while touring the naval ship the USS Kearsage in New York, USA, 27 May 2008. Usher visited the ship to promote his recent album and to sign autographs for the sailors and marines on board
Macedonian soldiers on armored vehicle, members of Scorpio unit, pass near electoral posters during the military exercise 'Flash - 03' in the central Macedonian city of Negotino on 27 May 2008 . This exercicize is part of their training before Macedonian soldiers leave for Afghanistan, significantly increasing Macedonia's contribution to the NATO force there. Macedonia will go on early Parliamentary election on 01 June 2008
Macedonian soldiers, members of Scorpio unit, train during military exercise "Flash - 03" at the military compound Krivolak, Macedonia, 27 May 2008. The exercicise is part of the preparations before Macedonian soldiers leave for Afghanistan, significantly increasing Macedonia's contribution to the NATO force there
Veteran U.S. Air Force pilot Gail Halverson aka 'Candy Bomber' (L), and pilot Red Millander pose in a Bowing C-17 'The Spirit of Berlin' at the Berlin Air Show ILA 2008 in Berlin, Germany, 27 May 2008. The Berlin Air Show taking place from 27 May to 01 June 2008 at Schoenfeld airport sees a record number of 1,127 exhibitors from 37 countries
Model Tuuli Shipster holds a case of the new James Bond novel by British writer Sebastian Faulks, 'Devil May Dare', while being escorted by Royal Marines along the River Thames in London, Britain, 27 May 2008. The Bond books will go on sale 28 May in London which is the centenary of the birth of Ian Fleming, the original author and creater of James Bond.
An Israeli government press office (GPO) picture made available on 27 May 2008 showing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert visiting the Israeli Navy at an undisclosed area of Israel. In Jerusalem, a US millionaire is currently giving testimony in court on how he turned over envelopes of cash to Olmert in the 1990s to support his high style of living
King of Norway, Harald V (R) and the Portuguese President, Cavaco Silva (L), attend a military ceremony, Lisbon, Portugal, 27 May 2008. The Norwegian King is on a three-day-visit
Honour guards of the Peoples Liberation Army parade during the welcoming ceremony for South Korean President Lee Myung-bak at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, 27 May 2008. Lee is in the Chinese capital for a four-day state visit to China
(FILE) The file picture dated 08 January 2007 shows soldiers of the German Bundeswehr KFOR deployment patrolling the streets of Prizren, Kosovo. The German federal cabinet has agreed on a prolongation of the Bundeswehr mandate for one more year at its meeting in Berlin, Germany, 27 May 2008
Indonesian special forces soldiers demonstrate their skills during an event marking the anniversary of Bali's Military Area command in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia on 27 May 2008
Italian Franco Pellizotti in action to win the 12,900-km-long individual time trial 16th stage of the 91st Giro d'Italia cycling tour, the third and last stage of the Dolomites, from San Vigilio di Marebbe to Plan de Corones, all in the province of Bolzano, on 26 May 2008. Spanish Alberto Contador retained the pink jersey of overall leader
Georgian riot squads servicemen protect security of the Georgian parliament building during an opposition rally in Tbilisi, Georgia, 26 May 2008. About 10,000 opposition supporters took part in the rally protesting against results of Georgian parliamentary elections
A photograph made available 26 May 2008 shows UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow in discussion with one of the soldiers of the European Union Force Chad/Central African Republic (CAR) in Sam Ouandja, north-east Central African Republic close to the Sudan border, 16 May 2008. EUFOR troops began deploying in March 2008 in CAR with 400 troops based in Birao, in the northeast of the country. Its mandate includes taking necessary measures to protect civilians, facilitate delivery of humanitarian aid, and ensure the safety of UN personnel. The threat of kidnappings, rape and killings are an everyday part of life for people living in CAR, according to the internationally acclaimed actress Mia Farrow who has just completed a week long visit to the country
Indian airforce helicopters are pictured during an air display at the International Aerospace Exhibition and Conferences (ILA) at the airport Berlin-Schoenefeld in Berlin, Germany, 26 May 2008. The Berlin Air Show will take place from 27 May until 01 June 2008 at the airport area south of Berlin
Israeli soldiers drive their Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) during daily training in the center of the Golan Heights, 26 May 2008. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday said that only people suffering hallucinations believe it is possible to realize the dream of holding onto the greater Land of Israel, territories Israel captured in the 1967 Six Day War. Olmert's comments came amid negotiations with the Palestinian Authority and indirect Israeli peace talks with Syria
Israeli soldiers take a rest during a morning training at Mt. Hermon north of the Golan Heights on the Israeli , Syrian borders, 26 May 2008. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday said that only people suffering hallucinations believe it is possible to realize the dream of holding onto the greater Land of Israel, territories Israel captured in the 1967 Six Day War. Olmert's comments came amid negotiations with the Palestinian Authority and indirect Israeli peace talks with Syria
Indonesian police chase student protesters during a students rally to protest against hiked fuel prices in Jakarta on 26 May 2008. Dozens angry students hurled molotov cocktails and stone at police two days after Indonesia hiked the cost of gasoline by 33 percent Saturday to rein in subsidies that are exploding along with world oil prices
Turkey's Chief of Staff General Yasar Buyukanit (L) and his Greek counterpart General Dimitrios Grapsas (R) review a guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony in Ankara, Turkey 26 May 2008
Philippine marines disembark from a naval landing ship as they arrive in the naval base in port city of Zamboanga for deployment in the strife island of Basilan, southern Philippines on 26 May 2008. Fresh troops arrived Monday on a southern Philippine island to replace marines who engaged Muslim militants in a fierce gunbattle that killed two rebels and wounded 17 soldiers, an official said. Rear Admiral Emilio Madayag, a regional navy chief in the southern region of Mindanao, said the new marine forces comprising of 500 men will be deployed in three towns in Basilan province, 1,000 kilometres south of Manila
Two soldiers stand to attention after T-55 tank driving operations near Hustai National Park, Tov Province, Mongolia, 24 May 2008. This area is used for training soldiers prior to going on operations for the United Nations and other overseas operations. Mongolian soldiers have served in UN missions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Western Sahara, and Sudan and have also taken part in peace and support missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Scenes at the annual Cheese Rolling competition on Cooper's Hill in Gloucester, England on 26 May 2008. Although the area has been hit by heavy rain, Gloucestershire police allowed the event to commence.
Soldiers out of Fort K3 (Airborne) on there beret march.
Soldiers out of Fort Ing 2 (Engineers) build a war bridge in central Eksjö
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he was sentenced for life in prison.
Michel Fourniret leaves the jail center on his way to the courthouse, in Charleville Mezieres, Ardennes, France, 28 May 2008. Fourniret, dubbed the Ogre of the Ardennes, is to hear the sentence with his wife Monique Olivier for the kidnap, rape and murder of seven young women found dead between 1987 and 2001, on 28 May
Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov (L), checks an automatic rifle, during his visit to the International Defence Equipment Exhibition 'Hemus 2008' in the town of Plovdiv, some 120km Sofia, 28 May 2008. Over 100 local and international defence companies are taking part in the eight edition of the exhibition.
An Indian military helicopter and a Boing C17 (back) are presented at the air show of the International Aerospace Exhibition ILA at Berlin-Schoenefeld airport near Berlin, Germany, 28 May 2008. The ILA takes place at the airport from 27 May to 01 June
An Israeli soldier gives water to a blindfolded Palestinian, detained during an Israeli military operation in the Gaza *****, at an army base near kibbutz Kissufim, just outside the Gaza ***** May 28, 2008. An Israeli air strike on Wednesday killed two Hamas militants in the Gaza *****, Palestinian medical workers said.
Kim Hyung-nam, a civilian attached to a military mission to Iraq, kisses his daughter Sujin as his son Tae-hun looks on after a send-off ceremony at a military base in Gwangju, east of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 28, 2008. South Korea is to send 300 non-combatants on Thursday including engineers and medics, to help the U.S. war efforts in Iraq.
A Macedoniansoldier, member of the Scorpio unit, patrols aboard an armored vehicle on May 27, 2008 during the military exercise in the central Macedonian city of Negotino. This exercize is part of their training before Macedonian soldiers leave for Afghanistan, significantly increasing Macedonia's contribution to the NATO force there. The "Shine 3" drill was supervised by high ranking NATO officers.
Medals of a retired Indian military personnel are seen during a hunger strike to protest against the sixth pay commission in New Delhi May 27, 2008. Ex-service men on Tuesday took part in a hunger strike demanding the revision of the pension scheme, an official release said.
Myanmar's opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, pays obeisance to monks chanting prayers in front of her residence in Yangon in this September 22, 2007 file photo. Myanmar's military junta has extended opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's house arrest by another six months, a government source said on Tuesday. Suu Kyi has spent more than 12 of the past 18 years under some form of arrest.
People tour military vehicles aboard the USS Kearsarge which is participating in Fleet Week May 27, 2008 in New York City. Fleet Week, which concludes today, featured a flotilla of five American warships and three Canadian ships. The eight-day event included some 3,000 sailors and Marines.
The first C-130J for Norway has completed production and painting at the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] facility in Marietta, Ga. As the first C-130J order under the U.S. Foreign Military Sale program, the Norway contract marks another important milestone in the history of the world's most versatile airlifter. The aircraft will enable Norway to fully meet its national mission requirements as well as those in support of U.N. and NATO
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen (L) speaks with U.S. Marines in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery May 26, 2008 in Arlington, Virginia. Section 60 is where many of those who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been buried. Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the US, commemorates members of America's military that died while in service to their country. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to include casualties of any war or military action.
A boy places flowers at a grave in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery May 26, 2008 in Arlington, Virginia. Section 60 is where many of those who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been buried. Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the US, commemorates members of America's military that died while in service to their country. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to include casualties of any war or military action
Bolivian soldiers participate in a parade during a ceremony at the military headquarters in La Paz May 26, 2008. The presidential guard battalion "Los Colorados de Bolivia" celebrated the 187th anniversary of its founding.
Soldiers and spectators stand in front of a statue of a soldier from the presidential guard battalion "Los Colorados de Bolivia" during a ceremony celebrating the 187th anniversary of its founding, at the military headquarters in La Paz May 26, 2008.
William McKeen sits at the grave of his best friend Kevin Lucas in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery May 26, 2008 in Arlington, Virginia. Section 60 is where many of those who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been buried. Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the US, commemorates members of America's military that died while in service to their country. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to include casualties of any war or military action
A U.S. soldier from the 101st Airborne Division, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 4th Platoon secures an area where a delivery truck was robbed and set on fire by Taliban fighters at the K-G pass in Khost province May 26, 2008. The truck was carrying food supplies to a local U.S. military camp, U.S. Sergeant Eric McWilliams said.
Iraqi army soldiers demonstrate their skills, during a joint military and police parade in Karbala, 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday, May 26, 2008. Four battalions of 3500 male and female personnel are made up of special forces of rapid response troops.
Georgian self propelled guns drive in the street during a military parade marking Independence Day in Tbilisi, Georgia, Monday, May 26, 2008. Georgians marked the 17th anniversary of this Caucasus nation gaining independence from the Soviet Union on May 26.
Great pic's Leaper and Lancero, thanks!
Banana Road; An Australian Armoured Personnel Carrier on duty with the International Stabilisation Force rolls down 'Banana Road' to meet up with a patrol in Dili, Timor-Leste.
Ready to go; Australian infanty soldiers move towards the rear of their Armoured Personnel Carrier at the start of their patrol in the Dili Area, Timor-Leste. They are on duty as part of the International Stabilisation Force.
Halt; Private David Truscott halts traffic as his Armoured Personnel Carrier makes its way accross an intersection in Dili, Timor-Leste.
Rest safely: Reconstruction Task Force 4 Combat Engineers snatch a rest after a long shift preparing a defensive position as a mate patrols outside.
Reconstruction Task Force 4 soldiers move to an overwatch position to receive orders for an upcoming patrol into the Green Zone inside the Baluchi Pass, Afghanistan.
'Prepare to move': Reconstruction Task Force soldiers await the order to begin an early morning patrol into the Green Zone of Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan.
An Afghan tribal leader talks with Reconstruction Task Force soldiers in Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan.
A Reconstruction Task Force soldier talks with a local child outside a meeting with Afghan tribal leaders in Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan.
A Reconstruction Rask Force 4 soldier talks with local children outside a meeting with Afghan tribal leaders in Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan.
Change is on the horizon. A group of Afghans watch as Australian BUSHMASTERS set up defensive positions North of Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan.
Afghan tribesmen look on as Reconstruction Task Force 4 soldiers conduct a route search in Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan.
Reconstruction Task Force 4 soldiers move in to secure a cordon around an Improvised Explosive Device found in Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan.
A massive dust cloud rises as an Improvised Explosive Device is destroyed by Reconstruction Task Force Engineers in Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan.
Navy Clearance Divers Petty Officer Troy Eather, Chief Petty Officer Phillip Shirley with engineers Sapper Michael Brennan and Corporal Glen Barton check the remains of an Improvised Explosive Device found by Sapper Brennan during a route clearance.
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They still use the stathelm?
A U.S. soldier stands on guard outside a shop in Baghdad's Mansour shopping district May 26, 2008.
An Iraqi army soldier puts rifles that have been seized after an Iraqi searching patrol on the back of an army vehicle, in Baghdad's Shiite enclave of Sadr City, Iraq, on Tuesday, May 27, 2008. Anti-U.S. Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Tuesday called on followers to hold weekly protests against a U.S.-Iraqi security deal under negotiation that could lead to a long-term reduced American troop presence in Iraq.
An Israeli soldier stand by an armoured personnel carrier near Kibbutz Sufa, just outside the southern Gaza *****, May 26,2008.
A U.S. soldier from Bravo Battery, 1-76 Field Artillery Battalion, looks through a pair of binoculars on the roof of a building at a fish hatchery in Hilla, about 100 km (60 miles) south of Baghdad, May 26, 2008. The USAID's Inma Agribusiness program is funding the production of millions of carp fingerlings at the hatchery in Hilla for distribution to hundreds of fish farms across central and southern Iraq.
Medical staff of the Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit attends to a wounded Canadian soldier at the field hospital at the Kandahar Airfield May 25, 2008. Photo taken on May 25, 2008
A British soldier, center, with the International Security Assistant Force (ISAF) stands with Afghan officials at the site of a suicide attack in Helmand province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 28, 2008. In Helmand province, a suicide bomber on a motorbike tried to target a police truck but missed, said Doulad Wazir, the governor's spokesman. One civilian was killed, he said
Thai soldiers (R) carry the coffin of a Thai soldier who was killed by a roadside bomb in Pattani, as they load the body onto a plane at the Pattani airport on May 28, 2008. More than 3,000 people have been killed since separatist unrest broke out in January 2004 in the south, which was an autonomous Malay Muslim sultanate until mainly Buddhist Thailand annexed it in 1902, provoking decades of tension.
An Iraqi soldier stands guard before the opening of the new Sarafiya bridge in Baghdad May 27, 2008. The bridge on Tigris river in Baghdad was reopened on Tuesday after it was destroyed by a truck bomb attack on April 12, 2007
A US soldier takes a picture of US sailors lined up for a last farewell on board the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as they head back to the states for decommissioning in 2009 from Yokosuka US Naval Base on May 28, 2008. The ship will first stop in Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The USS George Washington (CVN 73) will replace Kitty Hawk in August 2008.
An Iraqi soldier scans chairs in search of explosives before the arrival of dignitaries to attend the reopening of the Al-Sarafiyah Bridge in Baghdad on May 27, 2008. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki reopened today the bridge that was destroyed in a deadly suicide truck bomb attack a year ago. Built in 1946 by the British, Al-Sarafiyah bridge was a key landmark in Baghdad and originally designed for a railway line crossing from east to west of the city.
An Israeli soldier walks past a fire that broke out after troops threw a tear gas grenade at Palestinians protesting the construction of the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank village of Nilin, near Ramallah, May 27, 2008.
A Russian peacekeeping soldier peers out of the back of a personnel truck 1500 meters above sea level in the Caucasus mountains in Zaramag on May 27, 2008. A column of Russian peacekeeping forces made their way into the Georgian-Ossetian zone of conflict in order to replace troops already stationed there as part of a planned replacement.
A US soldier holds his weapon as he stands during a citizenship ceremony at the U.S. base in Bagram north of Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday May 26, 2008. Afghanistan has seen a sharp rise in violence in the last year, even as the U.S. and NATO have poured thousands of new troops into the country. The U.S. now has some 33,000 troops in Afghanistan, the most ever.
Joe Gonzales, 77, left, a Korean War Veteran from San Jose, Calif., and Edith Shain, 89, of New York, who was a nurse in World War II, joke around by the World War II Memorial in Washington, Monday May 26, 2008. Shain was the nurse kissing the soldier in a famous photograph from VJ Day that ran in Life Magazine.
Soldiers guard a crime scene where federal policemen were killed during a gun battle in Culiacan May 27, 2008. Drug traffickers killed seven Mexican policemen on Tuesday, the latest slayings in a wave of police murders as the army wages a battle against cartels. Police searching a drug hide-out in Culiacan in the Pacific state of Sinaloa were shot at from inside the building by the traffickers, who also threw a grenade, the government said.
A Palestinian drives his donkey cart past Israeli soldiers during an army operation in the West Bank town of Qalqilya, Tuesday, May 27, 2008. The Israeli army regularly carries out operations in West Bank towns and villages to search for wanted Palestinians.
The Macedonian Army special units have a field drill at the Krivolak training field, on May 27, 2008, in preparation for their deployment in Afghanistan. The soldiers simulate the breaking of a demonstration in a town. The "Shine 3" drill was supervised by high ranking NATO officers.
Ugandan soldiers from the African Union (AU) patrol the Indian Ocean waters before the released cargo ship "Victoria" docked at the Mogadishu seaport, May 27, 2008. Somali pirates released the Jordanian-flagged cargo ship hijacked last week off the lawless coast of the Horn of Africa nation, a shipping agent said. "Victoria", was carrying 4,200 tonnes of sugar in humanitarian aid sent from Denmark to the Somali capital Mogadishu.
Two German soldiers pass an advertising banner marking the 60th anniversary of the so-called 'Berlin airlift' during the opening day of the ILA2008 airshow at the Schoenefeld airport in Berlin, May 27, 2008. The exhibition runs until June 1 in the German capital.
Ugandan soldiers from the African Union (AU) patrol near the presidential palace in Somalia's capital Mogadishu May 28, 2008. Somali faction leaders must drop their "winner-takes-all" approach if they are to move towards ending 18 years of civil war when fledgling peace talks restart in Djibouti this weekend, an envoy said on Wednesday.
Israeli soldiers are seen in their tanks after an army operation in the Gaza *****, on the Israel Gaza border, Wednesday, May 28, 2008. An Israeli airstrike in southern Gaza ***** killed two Hamas gunmen during an incursion into the territory on Wednesday, the militant group said. Israeli troops have been conducting an operation in southern Gaza since Monday to try halt Palestinian militants from lobbing rocket barrages into nearby Jewish army bases and communities
Even when in full combat gear and in a hot zone, a woman can't help it. She still looks at shoes!
An Israeli soldier walks past a fire that broke out after troops threw a tear gas grenade at Palestinians protesting the construction of the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank village of Nilin, near Ramallah, May 27, 2008. *******/Fadi Arouri
Jordanian schoolchildren shout pro-King Abdullah slogans, during the King Abdullah II prize for Physical Fitness award ceremony at Al-Hussein Sport City in Amman May 27, 2008. *******/Ali Jarekji
A Secret Service agent braces himself against the engine wash from Marine One carrying President George W. Bush as it departs the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, May 27, 2008. *******/Jim Young
An Israeli soldier gives water to a blindfolded Palestinian, detained during an Israeli military operation in the Gaza *****, at an army base near kibbutz Kissufim, just outside the Gaza ***** May 28, 2008. An Israeli air strike on Wednesday killed two Hamas militants in the Gaza *****, Palestinian medical workers said. *******/Amir Cohen
A soldier points as a helicopter arrives to transport heavy machinery to the Tangjiashan quake lake, in the earthquake-hit area of Leigu town in Beichuan county, Sichuan province May 28, 2008. *******/Nicky Loh
It it just me-or are all the IDF women hot?
U.N. Brazilian peacekeepers stand guard at a checkpoint in Port-au-Prince, Tuesday, May 27, 2008. Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will arrive in Haiti Wednesday to meet with Haiti's President Rene Preval and to visit the Brazilian Army troops, members of the United Nations Stabilization Mission In Haiti, MINUSTAH
An Iraqi army soldiers carries home made explosive materials that have been seized after an Iraqi searching patrol, in Baghdad's Shiite enclave of Sadr City, Iraq, on Tuesday, May 27, 2008. Anti-U.S. Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Tuesday called on followers to hold weekly protests against a U.S.-Iraqi security deal under negotiation that could lead to a long-term reduced American troop presence in Iraq.
Army Spc. Kevin Cridge, of Sacramento, Calif., sits at a grave at Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2008, in Arlington, Va. Cridge,is with the 177th Armored Brigade 1st Infantry Division, and has done two tours in Iraq.
Federal policemen display rifles and ammunition seized after a gun battle in Culiacan May 27, 2008. Drug traffickers killed seven Mexican policemen on Tuesday, the latest slayings in a wave of police murders as the army wages a battle against cartels. Police searching a drug hide-out in Culiacan in the Pacific state of Sinaloa were shot at from inside the building by the traffickers, who also threw a grenade, the government said.
Israeli army tanks practice maneuvers on a firing range during a training exercise on May 27, 2008 on the outskirts of The Israeli city of Katzrin in the Golan Heights. The Israeli army continues to train on the strategic plateau even as Jerusalem and Damascus hold indirect peace talks brokered by Turkey, with Syria demanding a full Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heights in return for a comprehensive peace.
Palestinian Hamas militants walk in the streets of Rafah in the southern Gaza ***** on May 28, 2008. Two Hamas militants were killed today in Israeli air raids in the southern Gaza *****, according to the Islamist movement which controls the Palestinian territory. The two militants were hit in a strike east of Rafah, where at the same time an Israeli army land incursion was taking place, medics and witnesses said.
An Indian youth takes part in an Indian Army's physical training program in Tezpur, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) northeast of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, May 28, 2008. Thirty nine local youngsters took part in the two-week training program organized by the Army in India's remote, insurgency-hit northeast.
Marines place challenge coins on a grave in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery May 26, 2008 in Arlington, Virginia. Section 60 is where many of those who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been buried. Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the US, commemorates members of America's military that died while in service to their country. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to include casualties of any war or military action.
Women weep during the inauguration of a monument for the 62 Spanish peacekeepers and 13 crew who died five years ago in an airplane crash near Turkey's Black Sea city of Trabzon, in Castrillo del Val, northern Spain, May 26, 2008 A Ukranian Yak-42 plane which was carrying peacekeepers and the crew returning from Afghanistan crashed near the Turkey's Black Sea city of Trabzon on May 26, 2003 as it tried to land in dense fog, killing all aboard
German Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung uses a Crosstrainer fitness machine during a press conference with German actor Ralf Moeller (R) in Berlin, May 26, 2008. A fitness machine factory donated gear to German soldiers based in Afghanistan.
A woman poses with US Marines on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge which is participating in Fleet Week May 27, 2008 in New York City. Fleet Week, which concludes today, featured a flotilla of five American warships and three Canadian ships. The eight-day event included some 3,000 sailors and Marines.
Canadian Patrol Frigate Ottawa docks near the landmark Oriental Pearl TV Tower on May 27, 2008 in Shanghai, China. The multi-role patrol frigate HMCS Ottawa arrives today on a five-day official visit to China for exchanges between the two navies as well as sightseeing and cultural activities for its crew of 233 sailors and Marines.
Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko (L) and his wife Kateryna arrive by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police escorted landau at Rideau Hall in Ottawa May 26, 2008. Yushchenko is on a state visit to Canada until May 28.
A medevac Blackhawk helicopter brings back wounded Canadian soldiers to Kandahar Airfield following a suicide car bomb attack on a NATO convoy on the outskirts of Kandahar May 25, 2008.
Lebanese pop star Haifa Wehbe, wearing a top with army fatigues sleeves and a picture of Lebanon's new president Michel Sleiman printed on it, performs in downtown Beirut as part of celebrations organized by the 11 March Movement in the heart of the Lebanese capital on May 26 2008. Concerts were held in central Beirut tonight to celebrate the election of a new Lebanese president and the return of life to the country's capital. Army chief Michel Sleiman was elected as president by parliament yesterday in a first step towards national reconciliation after a bitter political standoff turned violent and threatened to plunge Lebanon back into civil war
U.S. Navy F-18s perform a ceremonial fly-by prior to the 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500 automobile race in Indianapolis, Indiana May 25, 2008.
Model Tuuli Shipster holds a briefcase with copies of the new James Bond novel as she travels in a Pacific 24 sea boat escorted by navy personnel to the book's launch in London, Tuesday, May 27, 2008. The new James Bond novel is being published for the centenary of bond creator Ian Fleming's birth. The new novel is titled 'Devil May Care' written by Sebastian Faulks.
In this photo released by the Government Press Office, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, left, is seen during a visit to the Israeli navy in the northern port city of Haifa, Tuesday, May 27, 2008. The key witness in a corruption probe of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert made a dramatic courtroom appearance Tuesday, telling prosecutors that he handed cash-stuffed envelopes to the Israeli politician and suspected some of the money went to fund Olmert's fondness for fine hotels, first-class flights and luxury goods
US navy sailors line up in front of "The First Navy Jack" flag during the USS Kitty Hawk Departure Ceremony at US Navy Yokosuka Base on May 28, 2008 in Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan. Nuclear-powered supercarrier USS George Washington will be deployed as a replacement to the Kitty Hawk in August 2008.
Switzerland's Air Force national flight team Patrouille Suisse performs in their 'Northrop F-5E Tiger II' aircrafts during the ILA2008 airshow at the Schoenefeld airport in Berlin, May 28, 2008. The exhibition runs until June 1 in the German capital.
Flight controllers of the Indian Air Force give signs to IAF Dhruv helicopter pilots making ready for a formation flight over the fair grounds of the International Aerospace Exhibition (ILA) at the Schoenefeld airport near Berlin on May 28, 2008. The biannual show, with India as guest of honour, the third biggest in Europe after those in Britain and France, was expected to draw more than 1,100 exhibitions from 37 countries