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    cool pics Jocker, much appreciated as always.

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    great pics as always..!

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    Default My first ever contribution to the daily pics thread



    South Korean soldiers stand at attention during an end of mission ceremony in their military camp in Arbil, 310 km (190 miles) north of Baghdad, December 1, 2008. South Korean soldiers officially ended their four-year military mission in Iraq on Monday, and plan to bring back all of their remaining troops before Christmas, a U.S. military official said.



    A South Korean soldier stands guard in their military camp in Arbil, 310 km (190 miles) north of Baghdad, December 1, 2008. South Korean soldiers officially ended their four-year military mission in Iraq on Monday, and plan to bring back all of their remaining troops before Christmas, a U.S. military official said.



    Female service personnel line up before the National Day military parade in Bucharest, Romania, Monday, Dec. 1, 2008. Romanians celebrate 90 years since the unification of Transylvania, Walachia and Moldova into one state in 1918.



    Romanian Marines smile as a girl walks past, before the National Day military parade in Bucharest, Romania, Monday, Dec. 1, 2008. Romanians celebrate 90 years since the unification of Transylvania, Walachia and Moldova into one state in 1918.



    Pakistani security officials stand near burnt military vehicles parked near trucks that were hit by rocket-propelled grenades fired by militants, on the outskirts of Peshawar December 1, 2008. Two drivers of trucks transporting supplies to Western forces in Afghanistan were killed on Monday in a grenade and gun attack near Peshawar, a transport company official said.



    Soldiers barricade the road with armored vehicles to stop protesting youths in the central Nigerian city of Jos, Plateau State, on December 1, 2008. The Nigeria military has deployed more troops and amoured vehicles to contain the ongoing civil unrest in Jos after two days of post-election violence between Christians and Muslims that left hundreds dead. The clashes were triggered by a rumour on November 28, 2008 that the majority-Muslim All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) had lost in a local election to the mainly Christian Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), according to a police spokesman.



    Soldiers cross a flooded road in Poonaryn, northern Sri Lanka, an area the military recently recaptured during their military offensive against the Tamil Tiger rebels November 28, 2008. Picture taken November 28, 2008.

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    Sorry to say but too much redundancy in the pictures today. Many had been posted in previous thread.

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    Good post Lancero.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lancero View Post
    Nice pics gents!
    Where they are looking at? In many cultures it would be considered as a threatening posture, doesn't look like a welcome. Just stating my views.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VAMAN View Post
    Where they are looking at? In many cultures it would be considered as a threatening posture, doesn't look like a welcome. Just stating my views.
    They look at the leaders walking by.

    How is a rifle pointed at the sky, with the hands/fingers clearly off the trigger threatening ?

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    It appears that it is customary in many Armies for the honor guard detail to follow the visiting dignitary by turning the head up to a point, whereupon they go back to looking straight forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macs. View Post
    They look at the leaders walking by.

    How is a rifle pointed at the sky, with the hands/fingers clearly off the trigger threatening ?
    I was referring to their facial gestures which seem to be aggressive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Avenger View Post
    It appears that it is customary in many Armies for the honor guard detail to follow the visiting dignitary by turning the head up to a point, whereupon they go back to looking straight forward.
    Okay thanks for the explanation. Before I thought they are looking up towards the sky.

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    Great pics,thanks guys.

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    Around 200 young people from over 40 countries from all over the world participating in the 'Solidarity Express' visiting the site of the former German Nazi Auschwitz death camp in Oswiecim, 02 December 2008. 'Solidarity Express' was organized in connection with the 25th anniversary of awarding Lech Walesa with a Nobel Peace Prize. Participants are traveling with a special train for 4 days, visiting Krakow, Oswiecim, Warsaw and finally Gdansk and Westerplatte


    Jewish settlers run for cover after Israeli border police threw a stun grenade towards them in the West Bank city of Hebron 02 December 2008. Jewish settlers and Palestinians threw stones in clashes on Monday that injured five in Hebron where Jews want to stop the eviction of 13 settler families, witnesses said


    A visitor points a photo picturing German pilot Manfred Von Richthofen during the opening of a photo exhibition on World War I at Catalonian History Museum in Barcelona, Spain, 02 December 2008. Photos from Palace's General Archives, founded by Spanish king Fernando VII in 1808, are displayed in this exhibition which features photos from WWI.




    Thai troops march during the parade to mark the king's 81st birthday in Bangkok, Thailand, 02 December 2008. The parade is held every year to mark the birthday of the world's longest reigning monarch, who will turn 81 on 05 December 2008.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancero View Post



    Police end the blockade of the border crossing point with Ukraine in Medyka, Poland in the night from 01 to 02 December 2008. The blockade was organised by people protesting against changes in customs law. The protest started in the night from 30 November to 01 December when new EU laws came into effect with a limit of 40 cigarettes (two packets) allowed to be carried by the border
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    I`m always amazed about small arms inventory of Peruvian Army , from MAT-49 till Tavor they have almost all .
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    Nice pics today! Thx!

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    Default Mumbai after the smoke has cleared

    Nice pics guys

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    An Indian soldier stands guard outside the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel following an armed siege on November 29, 2008 in Mumbai, India. (Uriel Sinai/***** Images)

    Photographers and members of the media cover a gunfire at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai November 28, 2008. At the front of the Taj, bleary-eyed journalists who had earlier mobbed National Security Guards chief J.K. Dutt when he announced the end of the siege were pushed back roughly behind a rope that had marked an unofficial boundary for them. Hundreds of media workers dived for cover as stray bullets whistled above them during the final stages of a firefight. (*******/Desmond Boylan)

    Indian commandos stand on a balcony of the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel after they gained control of it, on November 29, 2008 in Mumbai, India. (Uriel Sinai/***** Images)

    The lobby area of the Taj Mahal Hotel is seen in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, shortly after Indian commandos killed the last remaining gunmen holed up at the luxury Mumbai hotel Saturday. (AP Photo/The Hindustan Times, Anshuman Poyrekar)

    MSecurity officials survey a destroyed room inside the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel after the armed siege on November 29, 2008 in Mumbai, India. (Julian Herbert/***** Images)

    A policeman, shot at five times, holds up his metal belt buckle which saved his life on November 29, 2008 in Mumbai, India. (Ritam Banerjee/***** Images)

    Muslims release pigeons symbolising peace during a rally in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad against the Mumbai attacks November 29, 2008. (*******/Amit Dave)

    A member of a Hindu congregation holds his hands in prayer to mourn those killed in the Mumbai, India terrorist attacks, while at the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of the Rockies November 29, 2008 in Littleton, Colorado. The congregation listened to a prayer and then paused for two minutes of silence in solidarity with those killed in the attacks. (John Moore/***** Images)

    An Indian Catholic woman prays following a Sunday Mass, at the Cathedral of the Holy Name, in Mumbai, India, Sunday Nov. 30, 2008. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Policemen and their families attend a meeting to pay tributes to Mumbai's policemen, in photographs in background, who lost their lives in terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008. (AP Photo/Gautam Singh)

    Dhole Deepk, a policeman who was wounded at the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel during the armed siege with militants that ended yesterday, is seen at the Mumbai hospital, on November 30, 2008. (Uriel Sinai/***** Images)

    Mumbai Residents walk with candles in the street near The Oberoi Hotel during a demonstration against the recent terror attacks in the city on November 30, 2008 in Mumbai, India. (Uriel Sinai/***** Images)

    People standing on the roadside shower flower petals as the body of Hemant Karkare, the chief of Mumbai's Anti-Terrorist Squad is taken for cremation in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    Sunil Yadav, A National Security Guard (NSG) commando who was injured during an operation in the Taj Mahal hotel, shares his experience with media in a hospital in Mumbai November 30, 2008. (*******/Punit Paranjpe)

    Forensic experts sit outside the Nariman House Jewish centre, which is guarded by police, at Colaba Market on November 30, 2008 in Mumbai, India. (Uriel Sinai/***** Images)


    ONE OF THE DEAD PIGS

    The body of a suspected terrorist lies in the wreckage inside the Nariman House building in Mumbai November 28, 2008. (*******/Stringer)


    ONE OF THE PIG CAPTURED ALIVE

    This is an undated image released by Mumbai State police department on Monday Dec. 1, 2008, of Azam Amir Kasav who the police said was the sole terrorist captured alive in the recent attacks in Mumbai. Kasav is purported to be the same terrorist photographed in the act here. (AP Photo/Mumbai State Police, HO)

    Raflles Eeaus Codes, a tourist from Spain who was wounded at the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel, lays in a bed at the Mumbai hospital on November 30, 2008 in Mumbai, India. (Uriel Sinai/***** Images)

    A boy attends a candle lighting ceremony in Mumbai, India on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

    An Indian commando signs autographs for a crowd of grateful people in Mumbai November 29, 2008. (*******/Arko Datta)

    Afroz Abbas, age 10, winces as he is helped to lie down on his bed at a hospital in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008. Afroz was injured in the back and said he lost his parents and three other relatives in Wednesday's shooting at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Train Station in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Gautam Singh)

    People wait on the platforms of the landmark Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train station, one of the several places where the attackers shot at people, in Mumbai, India, Monday Dec. 1, 2008. Mumbai returned to normal Monday to some degree, with many shopkeepers opening their doors for the first time since the attacks began. As authorities finished removing bodies Monday from the bullet and grenade-scarred Taj Mahal hotel, a Muslim graveyard refused to bury the nine gunmen who terrorized this city over three days last week, leaving at least 172 people dead and wreaking havoc at some of its most famous landmarks. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    A woman cries, during a candlelight march for the victims of the Mumbai terrorist attack in which more than 195 people were killed, in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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