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Aug 5, 2015

The first annual International Army Games in Russia

The first annual International Army Games in Russia

Russia has kicked off the first annual International Army Games as part of a continued campaign showing off their military might. These Army Games are held in Russia from August 1-15, with participants from 17 countries.

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Participants dressed as Old Russian knights and Russian paratroopers take part in an opening ceremony of the International Army Games-2015 in Alabino MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker fighters of Russian Knights aerobatic display team perform during demonstration flight at opening ceremony of International Army Games-2015 in Alabino MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Tank fires at target on course of Tank Biathlon competition during opening ceremony of International Army Games-2015 in Alabino MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Tank drives on course of Tank Biathlon competition during opening ceremony of International Army Games-2015 in Alabino MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Participants dressed as Old Russian knights walk past tank during opening ceremony of International Army Games-2015 in Kubinka MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Russian Defence Minister Shoigu delivers speech during opening ceremony of International Army Games-2015 in Alabino MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A Sukhoi Su-27 jet fighter of the Russkiye Vityazi aerobatic team performs during a demonstration flight at an opening ceremony of the International Army Games-2015 in Alabino MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker fighters of the Russkiye Vityazi aerobatic display team perform during a demonstration flight at the opening ceremony of the International Army Games in Alabino, outside Moscow, Russia MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A Mi-28N helicopter display team flies in formation during a performance before its hard touchdown at the "Aviadarts" military aviation competition near Ryazan MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows the hard touchdown of a Mi-28N helicopter during the "Aviadarts" military aviation competition near Ryazan MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A pilot stands near a burning Mi-28N helicopter after a hard touchdown during the "Aviadarts" military aviation competition near Ryazan MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A pilot of a Mi-28N helicopter from the Berkuty (Golden Eagles) display team lies on a stretcher after an accident at the "Aviadarts" military aviation competition near Ryazan MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A MIG-29 fighter performs during the "Aviadarts" military aviation competition at the Dubrovichi range near Ryazan MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Russian Mi-28N from the Berkuty (Golden Eagles) helicopter display team fly in formation during the "Aviadarts" military aviation competition at the Dubrovichi range near Ryazan MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Russian Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot ground-attack planes perform during the Aviadarts military aviation competition at the Dubrovichi range near Ryazan, Russia MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Russian Mi-28Ns from the Berkuty (Golden Eagles) helicopter display team fly in formation during the Aviadarts military aviation competition at the Dubrovichi range near Ryazan, Russia MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A Sukhoi SU-35 fighter aircraft performs during the "Aviadarts" military aviation competition at the Dubrovichi range near Ryazan MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A Tu-22M3 bomber performs during the "Aviadarts" military aviation competition at the Dubrovichi range near Ryazan MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Su-34 fighter-bombers perform during the "Aviadarts" military aviation competition at the Dubrovichi range near Ryazan MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Smoke rises from the ground during the "Aviadarts" military aviation competition at the Dubrovichi range near Ryazan MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A Russian Mi-28N helicopter flies during during the "Aviadarts" military aviation competition at the Dubrovichi range near Ryazan MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A Russian Mi-28N helicopter and Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot ground-attack planes perform during the "Aviadarts" military aviation competition at the Dubrovichi range near Ryazan MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Cameraman films as Chinese Type 96 tank fires at target on course of Tank Biathlon competition during International Army Games-2015 in Alabino MAXIM ZMEYEV/REUTERS

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A tank's barrel is seen while driven through the course of the Tank Biathlon competition during the International Army Games-2015 in Alabino, outside Moscow MAXIM ZMEYEV/REUTERS

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A tank drives through the course of the Tank Biathlon competition during the International Army Games-2015 in Alabino, outside Moscow MAXIM ZMEYEV/REUTERS

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