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    Arrow Today's Photos - Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

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    An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier keeps watch in Kabul on November 18, 2009. Hamid Karzai, due on November 19 to be sworn in as Afghan president for another five years, is expected to use his inauguration speech to calm some of the disquiet regarding corruption among his international backers.
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    Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers keep watch in Kabul on November 18, 2009. Hamid Karzai, due on November 19 to be sworn in as Afghan president for another five years, is expected to use his inauguration speech to calm some of the disquiet regarding corruption among his international backers.
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    Policemen walk next to a burning motorcycle during clashes in northern Thessaloniki town November 17, 2009. Greek police fired teargas to disperse hundreds of rioting youths in Athens and Thessaloniki after thousands marched to mark a November 1973 student revolt that was crushed by the military junta then ruling Greece.
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    Pakistani army troops stand beside weapons and ammunitions confiscated from militants after a gunbattle in Ladha, a town in the Pakistani troubled tribal region of South Waziristan along the Afghan border, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009. Pakistan's army took a group of foreign and local journalists to view recently captured militant stronghold areas of the battle zone in South Waziristan, where security forces are waging an offensive against Taliban fighters believed to be behind suicide bombings in the country.
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    18.11.2009 Poland: Polish soldiers from 25th Air Cavalry Brigade participate in training in the Mountain Training Center "Jodła".
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    18.11.2009 Poland: Polish soldiers from 10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade during specialist training at military training ground in Świętoszów

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    ROKAF KF-16 fighters take off during night time. 20th fighter wing, November 17 South Korea.
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    ROKA and US special forces jumped together after special operations conference. November 18, Kyung-ju, Kyung-ki, South Korea.
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    Maintenance crews epipped with chemical protection epuipments prepairing take off of F-5e figher which landed short time before during urgent return and retake off training.
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    Commando battalion, ROKA capital defense command and recon battalion ROKA 71th div conducted fast loping training. November 17 South Korea.

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    I'm diggin the pictures Popeye! Nice job!
    Nice contrast between dark grey and the white CIWS

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    Nice pics!


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    Sudanese anti riot forces stand guard ahead of the 2010 World Cup qualification play-off match between Egypt and Algeria in Khartoum, Sudan, 18 November 2009. Sudan's security forces threw a tight security cordon around Khartoum to prevent violence between fans of Algeria and Egypt, who will fight for a place at the football World Cup finals. Western embassies and the United Nations in Sudan warned staff and citizens to stay clear of the playoff between Algeria and Egypt, fearing violence in the fight for Africa's last place in the finals
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    Riot police detain South Korean protesters during a demonstration against the visits of US President Barack Obama, Seoul, South Korea, 18 November 2009. US President Barack Obama arrived in South Korea, the last leg of his Asia trip, with attempts to persuade North Korea to return to international nuclear disarmament talks expected to dominate discussions with his South Korean counterpart Lee Myung Bak.
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    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's royal carriage makes its way along The Mall towards Buckingham Palace following her speech at the State Opening of Parliament in London, Britain 18 November 2009. In her speech the Queen set out Gordon Brown's final programme of planned laws ahead of the general election in 2010. It is expected to put into law a pledge to halve the budget deficit within four years and pledge to stop 'reckless' bankers from getting bonuses. Other measures will include free social care for the most needy pensioners
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    An Italian soldier of NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) guards the venue of a ceremony to launch several development projects funded by the Italian Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), in Gozara district of western Herat province Afghanistan on 18 November 2009. Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRT) are small teams of civilian and military personnel working in Afghanistan's provinces to provide security for aid workers and help reconstruction work
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    Members of US Air Force greet US President Barack Obama (C) upon his arrival at Osan Air Base in Osan City, South Korea, 18 November 2009. US President Barack Obama arrived in Seoul for a two-day official visit.
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    East Timor's President Ramos Horta (L) hands a medal to a New Zealand military personnel during a ceremony in Dili, East Timor, 18 November 2009. East Timorese government honored 150 New Zealand military personnel with medals for their contribution to the country's security
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    An Afghan Army soldier stands guard as journalists (not in picture) attend a press conference organized by the London-based Oxfam, at war-ravaged Darul Aman palace, built by the former Afghan King Amanullah Khan, on the outskirts of Kabul Afghanistan on 18 November 2009. Oxfam released a survey report in Kabul on 18 November which said that 70 per cent of Afghans named poverty and unemployment as the main reasons for the conflict, followed by 48 per cent who said corruption and ineffective government were to blame.
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    Philippine police keep watch as a clearing operation continues around a Muslim mosque in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines 18 November 2009. At least nine people were injured as tensions flared during a confrontation between Muslim settlers and a demolition crew tasked to take down shanties sourrounding the mosque. The area is reported to be being cleared to make way for construction of a commercial center
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    A handout photograph made available by Spain's Ministry of Defense of Spanish tuna fishing boat 'Alakrana' sailing the waters of the Indian Ocean on 17 November 2009 and heading for Port Victoria, in Seychelles, where the boat is expected to arrive on Thursday, while escorted by frigates 'Canarias' and 'Mendez Nuńez'. The Somali pirates have freed the 36 members of the crew (7 from the Basque Country, 9 from Galicia, 8 from Indonesia, 2 from Malaisia, 3 from Senegal, 4 from Ghana, 2 from Ivory Coast and 1 from Seychelles) today 47 days after hijacking them off the coast of Somalia.
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    Yemeni soldiers stand guard outside the headquarters of Sana’a Province in Sana’a, Yemen, 17 November 2009. According to Yemeni tribal and official sources, Yemeni kidnappers didn’t release the Japanese engineer yet. The Japanese engineer has been kidnapped by armed Yemeni tribesmen demanding he be exchanged with a detained tribesman
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    Demonstrators clash with riot police during a march marking the revolt in 1973 of the students against the Greek dictatorship 1967-1974, in Thessaloniki, northern Greece on 17 November 2009. Police fires tear gas to disperse the more than 1,200 anarchist youths which trailed the march and attacked officers with stones, homemade firebombs and set fire to garbage cans and destroyed vehicles in the centre of the city. The incidents occurred after more than 14,000 protestors marched peacefully from the Polytechnic University to the American Embassy
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    Students and Greek military personel march towards the US Embassy in Athens 17 November 2009 during a demonstration marking the revolt in 1973 of the students against the Greek dictatorship 1967-1974

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    Policemen stand in front of the Heide school, where two 14 and 16-year-old pupils threatened and hit a female teacher with a gun, in Bergkamen, Germany, 18 November 2009. Both attackers were seized by the police.
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    Members of China's special police forces stad on patrol outside a gas station along the Badaling expressway moments before U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to the Badaling section of The Great Wall of China in Beijing, China, 18 November 2009.

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    Ohh Bergkamen some of my relatives live there. A pretty small Town ... but I guess today such **** can happen anywhere.

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    More pics from Singapore Armed Force's Ex Forging Sabre 09...btw its in Oklahoma, not Arizona (unlike what I said yesterday)


    The area where enemy targets are located being engulfed with thick smoke after the dropping of the 2000-pound bomb by the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft.

    The HIMARS opening fire upon receiving confirmation of the location of an enemy target.

    An Apache Longbow helicopter firing at an enemy target during the integrated live firing at Exercise Forging Sabre 2009.

    Team leader of the Commando Lasing Team, Captain Ng Kiang Chuan, leading his men out on a surveillance mission shortly after alighting from the CH-47 Chinook.

    The Commando Lasing Team making sure the area is free of enemy presence before pressing ahead on their 30km survelliance mission.

    The six-men Commando Lasing team embarking on a 30 km journey by foot as part of a surveillance mission having just alighted from the CH-47 Chinook.

    Members of the six-men Commando Lasing Team which acts as both a sensor and a shooter in the air-land integration operation.

    Getting ready to reload the Apache helicopters with live rounds in anticipation for the integrated live firing exercise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdique View Post

    I'm not sure that camouflage works well in that environment...



    Great pics, thanks for posting.

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    Great pics as usual guys!

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    KHULM, Afghanistan - German Military Police officers meet with the Afghan National Police during a routine patrol of the region. The German MPs train and mentor the ANP as part of the Focus Disctrict Development program. (ISAF Joint Command photo by U. S. Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan Tabios)
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    KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan-A victim of the rocket attack in the Tag Ab market of Kapisa province, Afghanistan, is evacuated to Forward Operating Base Kutchbarch, yesterday. (Photo by French Army, ADC Jean-Charles Thorel, Task Force La Fayette)
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    Airmen, Sailors and contractors talk and manage dolphins while aboard a C-17 Globemaster III Nov. 8, 2009, en route to New Caledonia. The crew is taking the Sailors and dolphins to Noumea, New Caledonia, where they will participate in Lagoon Minex 2009, which is a humanitarian project where U. S. Navy, French, Australian and New Zealand demolition crews will remove mines left over from World War II from the surrounding water of the area. The Airmen are from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, the Sailors are from Navy Mobile Unit 1 from San Diego, and contractors are from the Navy Marine Mammals Program. (Defense Department photo/Tech. Sgt. Cohen A. Young)
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    Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Aaron Nutt gets the attention of his dolphin while aboard a C-17 Globemaster III from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, Nov. 8, 2009, en route to New Caldeonia. Petty OfficerNutt is assigned to the Navy Marine Mammals program as a dolphin handler and the C-17 crew is taking the Sailor and dolphin to Noumea, New Caledonia, where they will participate in Lagoon Minex 2009, which is a humanitarian project where U.S. Navy, French, Australian and New Zealand military personnel will remove mines left over from World War II from the surrounding water of the area. (Defense Department photo/Tech. Sgt. Cohen A. Young)
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    BALTIMORE - Seaman Scott Stevens, a boatcrew member at Coast Guard Station Washington, D.C., keeps a watchful eye during a homeland security patrol on the Potomac River from the bow of a 25-foot Response Boat - Small Monday, Nov. 16, 2009. Station Washington's missions include law enforcement, search and rescue homeland security and environmental protection. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandyn Hill.
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    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - a 45-foot response boat crew from Station Little Creek position themselves to alongside the tug East Coast to transfer a tow line to the crew of the tug Monday, November 16, 2009. The tug and two others are scheduled to pull the Crowley barge La Princesa, which grounded Friday, off of the beach. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Johnathan Chanes)
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    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (front L) and Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov (front R) inspect military items designed at Russian defence engineering bureaus and institutes during a visit to the KBM Engineering Design Bureau in the city of Kolomna about 100 km south-east of Moscow, Moscow region, Russia on 18 November 2009. During a meeting on military issues hold at KBM Vladimir Putin said, Russian Army should have up to 80 per cent of advanced weapons by 2020. KBM Engineering Design Bureau develops antitank and man-portable air-defence missile systems, tactical ballistic missile systems and active protection systems for armored fighting vehicles
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    Policemen and pupils stand in front of the Heide school, where two 14 and 16-year-old pupils threatened and hit a female teacher with a gun, in Bergkamen, Germany, 18 November 2009. Both attackers were seized by the police
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    Supporters of Islamic political party Jamat-e-Islami attend an anti-US protest in Islamabad, Pakistan, 18 November 2009. Jamat activists rallied in Islamabad to protest against what they claim the rising United States interference in Pakistan's internal affairs

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    Am I reading this wrong? I read it as "Go America Go" Not "Go Away America"

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    engrish is not their strong point

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayanami_tard View Post
    engrish is not their strong point
    Yeah... just wow. ><
    Nice pics today! Thx!

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    Nice pictures as always. Thanks for the efforts.

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    maybe the arabic letters below mean "to hell" or something like that...

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