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Nations flex military might at International Army Games

An armoured personnel carrier, operated by a crew from Venezuela, fires during the International Army Games 2019 at the at Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

An armoured personnel carrier, operated by a crew from Venezuela, fires during the International Army Games 2019 at the at Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

An armoured personnel carrier, operated by a crew from Venezuela, fires during the International Army Games 2019 at the at Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar
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Marines from Russia prepare armoured vehicle during the International Army Games 2019 at the at Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Marines from Russia prepare armoured vehicle during the International Army Games 2019 at the at Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Marines from Russia prepare armoured vehicle during the International Army Games 2019 at the at Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar
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Armoured personnel carriers compete during the International Army Games 2019 at the at Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Armoured personnel carriers compete during the International Army Games 2019 at the at Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Armoured personnel carriers compete during the International Army Games 2019 at the at Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar
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A man dressed in historical uniform takes part at the International Army Games 2019 at the at Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

A man dressed in historical uniform takes part at the International Army Games 2019 at the at Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

A man dressed in historical uniform takes part at the International Army Games 2019 at the at Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar
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A marine from China receives medical assistance during the International Army Games 2019 at the at Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

A marine from China receives medical assistance during the International Army Games 2019 at the at Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

A marine from China receives medical assistance during the International Army Games 2019 at the at Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar
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Marines from Venezuela take part in the International Army Games 2019 at the at Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Marines from Venezuela take part in the International Army Games 2019 at the at Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Marines from Venezuela take part in the International Army Games 2019 at the at Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar
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A marine from Venezuela takes part in the International Army Games 2019 at the at Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

A marine from Venezuela takes part in the International Army Games 2019 at the at Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

A marine from Venezuela takes part in the International Army Games 2019 at the at Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar
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Belarusian paratroopers from special forces are seen in the sky during the International Army Games 2019 at a shooting range near the village of Mukhovets, Belarus, August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Belarusian paratroopers from special forces are seen in the sky during the International Army Games 2019 at a shooting range near the village of Mukhovets, Belarus, August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Belarusian paratroopers from special forces are seen in the sky during the International Army Games 2019 at a shooting range near the village of Mukhovets, Belarus, August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Mozambican special force officers take part in the International Army Games 2019 at a shooting range near the village of Mukhovets, Belarus, August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Mozambican special force officers take part in the International Army Games 2019 at a shooting range near the village of Mukhovets, Belarus, August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Mozambican special force officers take part in the International Army Games 2019 at a shooting range near the village of Mukhovets, Belarus, August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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An Azerbaijani armored vehicle drives during the games at the 40th military base Otar in Zhambyl Region, Kazakhstan August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

An Azerbaijani armored vehicle drives during the games at the 40th military base Otar in Zhambyl Region, Kazakhstan August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

An Azerbaijani armored vehicle drives during the games at the 40th military base Otar in Zhambyl Region, Kazakhstan August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev
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A Belarusian special force officer at a shooting range near the village of Mukhovets, Belarus, August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A Belarusian special force officer at a shooting range near the village of Mukhovets, Belarus, August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A Belarusian special force officer at a shooting range near the village of Mukhovets, Belarus, August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Kazakh servicemen perform during a ceremony opening the games at the 40th military base Otar in Zhambyl Region, Kazakhstan August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

Kazakh servicemen perform during a ceremony opening the games at the 40th military base Otar in Zhambyl Region, Kazakhstan August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

Kazakh servicemen perform during a ceremony opening the games at the 40th military base Otar in Zhambyl Region, Kazakhstan August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev
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A Vietnamese special force officer at a shooting range near the village of Mukhovets, Belarus, August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A Vietnamese special force officer at a shooting range near the village of Mukhovets, Belarus, August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A Vietnamese special force officer at a shooting range near the village of Mukhovets, Belarus, August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Belarusian special forces at a shooting range near the village of Mukhovets, Belarus, August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Belarusian special forces at a shooting range near the village of Mukhovets, Belarus, August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Belarusian special forces at a shooting range near the village of Mukhovets, Belarus, August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Marines from China take part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Marines from China take part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Marines from China take part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar
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A marine from Venezuela takes part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

A marine from Venezuela takes part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

A marine from Venezuela takes part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar
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A marine from Russia fires as he takes part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

A marine from Russia fires as he takes part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

A marine from Russia fires as he takes part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar
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A helicopter is seen in the sky at a shooting range near the village of Mukhovets, Belarus, August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A helicopter is seen in the sky at a shooting range near the village of Mukhovets, Belarus, August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A helicopter is seen in the sky at a shooting range near the village of Mukhovets, Belarus, August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Kazakh servicemen perform during a ceremony opening the games at the 40th military base Otar in Zhambyl Region, Kazakhstan August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

Kazakh servicemen perform during a ceremony opening the games at the 40th military base Otar in Zhambyl Region, Kazakhstan August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

Kazakh servicemen perform during a ceremony opening the games at the 40th military base Otar in Zhambyl Region, Kazakhstan August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev
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A Kazakh serviceman takes part in preparations before a ceremony opening the games at the 40th military base Otar in Zhambyl Region, Kazakhstan August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

A Kazakh serviceman takes part in preparations before a ceremony opening the games at the 40th military base Otar in Zhambyl Region, Kazakhstan August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

A Kazakh serviceman takes part in preparations before a ceremony opening the games at the 40th military base Otar in Zhambyl Region, Kazakhstan August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev
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Marines from China take part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Marines from China take part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Marines from China take part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar
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Marines from Iran take part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Marines from Iran take part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Marines from Iran take part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar
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Chinese soldiers of People's Liberation Army (PLA) participate in a contest next to a howitzer in Korla, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China August 5, 2019. Wang Xiaojun/CNS via REUTERS

Chinese soldiers of People's Liberation Army (PLA) participate in a contest next to a howitzer in Korla, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China August 5, 2019. Wang Xiaojun/CNS via REUTERS

Chinese soldiers of People's Liberation Army (PLA) participate in a contest next to a howitzer in Korla, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China August 5, 2019. Wang Xiaojun/CNS via REUTERS
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Marines from China compete at the Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Marines from China compete at the Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Marines from China compete at the Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar
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Soldiers fire a surface-to-air missile on a wheeled armored personnel carrier during the opening ceremony of four contests hosted by Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) as part of the International Army Games 2019 in Korla, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

Soldiers fire a surface-to-air missile on a wheeled armored personnel carrier during the opening ceremony of four contests hosted by Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) as part of the International Army Games 2019 in Korla, Xinjiang Uighur...more

Soldiers fire a surface-to-air missile on a wheeled armored personnel carrier during the opening ceremony of four contests hosted by Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) as part of the International Army Games 2019 in Korla, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer
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Marines from China compete at the Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Marines from China compete at the Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Marines from China compete at the Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar
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Marines from Iran compete at the Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Marines from Iran compete at the Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Marines from Iran compete at the Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar
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Chinese soldiers of People's Liberation Army (PLA) march during the opening ceremony of four contests hosted by China as part of the International Army Games 2019 in Korla, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China August 3, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Chinese soldiers of People's Liberation Army (PLA) march during the opening ceremony of four contests hosted by China as part of the International Army Games 2019 in Korla, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China August 3, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Chinese soldiers of People's Liberation Army (PLA) march during the opening ceremony of four contests hosted by China as part of the International Army Games 2019 in Korla, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China August 3, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer
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Marines from Iran compete at the Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Marines from Iran compete at the Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Marines from Iran compete at the Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar
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Chinese soldiers of People's Liberation Army (PLA) pose for photos with a Chinese national flag on a tank during the Suvorov Attack contest of the International Army Games 2019 in Korla, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Chinese soldiers of People's Liberation Army (PLA) pose for photos with a Chinese national flag on a tank during the Suvorov Attack contest of the International Army Games 2019 in Korla, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China August 4, 2019....more

Chinese soldiers of People's Liberation Army (PLA) pose for photos with a Chinese national flag on a tank during the Suvorov Attack contest of the International Army Games 2019 in Korla, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer
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Marines from Venezuela take part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Marines from Venezuela take part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Marines from Venezuela take part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar
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Marines from China take part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Marines from China take part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Marines from China take part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar
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A marine from Iran takes part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

A marine from Iran takes part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

A marine from Iran takes part in the games at the Khmelevka firing ground on the Baltic Sea coast in Kaliningrad Region, Russia August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar
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