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US Army soldier Norma Gonzales reads a magazine next to fellow soldiers while waiting to be ferried by a helicopter to different US military bases in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan.
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Ayesha Farooq, 26, Pakistan’s only female war-ready fighter pilot, climbs up to a Chinese-made F-7PG fighter.
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An Israeli soldier of the Caracal battalion stands next to backpacks after finishing a 20-kilometre march in Israel’s Negev desert.
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A Donetsk People’s Republic militiawoman stands on a truck as she gets ready to take position near the Sergey Prokofiev International Airport during fighting with Ukrainian government forces in Donetsk.
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Members of the Palestinian security forces stand at attention and listen to their commanding officer at their training facility in the West Bank town of Jericho.
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Female North Korean soldiers patrol along the banks of Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong.
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Members of the Jordanian police women’s team attend the 7th Annual Warrior Competition at the King Abdullah Special Operations Training Center in Amman.
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Kurdish Peshmerga female fighters take part in combat skills training before deploying to fight the Islamic State at their military camp in Sulaimaniya, northern Iraq.
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A Yemeni woman carrying a weapon in the port city of Aden’s Dar Saad suburb.