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Jan 26, 2016

China’s Winter Soldiers

China’s Winter Soldiers

Whether the sun is shining, the rain is lashing down, the wind is blowing or the snow is falling, China's soldiers keep on going.

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Paramilitary policemen practice during their winter training against extreme weather, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province /REUTERS

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Soldiers take part in a drill during a heavy snowfall in Heihe /REUTERS

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Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers practice shooting with pistols at a military base amid heavy snowfalls in Hami /REUTERS

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People's Liberation Army soldiers crawl on snow during a training session at a military base in Heihe /REUTERS

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Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) practice skiing in sub-zero temperatures in Heihe, Heilongjiang province /REUTERS

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Frost covers the mask and part of the hat of a soldier of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) as he stand guard near the border of China and Russia in Heihe /REUTERS

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Soldiers shout as they practise in temperatures of about minus 30 degrees centigrade in Heihe /REUTERS

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PLA soldiers pour snow from a tyre onto their head during a training session in Heihe /REUTERS

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PLA soldiers throw snow onto their bodies during a winter training session at a military base in Heihe /REUTERS

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A soldier of the PLA Marine Corps walks though smoke during a military drill on snow-covered field at a military base in Taonan /REUTERS

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Soldiers and vehicles of People's Liberation Army (PLA) Marine Corps march on snow-covered field during a military drill at a military base in Taonan /REUTERS

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Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Marine Corps eat breakfasts during a military drill on snow-covered field at a military base in Taonan /REUTERS

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Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Marine Corps clean their rifles inside a tent during a military drill at a military base in Taonan /REUTERS

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Soldiers of China's PLA patrol in temperatures below minus 10 degrees Celsius at China's border with Russia in Heihe /REUTERS

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PLA soldiers throw snow onto each other as part of their winter training in temperatures below minus 10 degrees Celsius at China's border with Russia in Heihe /REUTERS

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PLA soldiers throw snow onto each other as part of their winter training in temperatures below minus 10 degrees Celsius at China's border with Russia in Heihe /REUTERS

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PLA soldiers take part in a winter training in temperatures below minus 10 degrees Celsius at China's border with Russia in Heihe /REUTERS

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PLA soldiers practice with swords as they take part in a winter training in temperatures below minus 10 degrees Celsius at China's border with Russia in Heihe /REUTERS

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Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) jump as part of their winter training in temperature of negative 26 degrees Celsius at China's border with Russia in Heihe /REUTERS

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Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) throw snow at each other as part of their winter training in temperature of negative 26 degrees Celsius at China's border with Russia in Heihe /REUTERS

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A soldier of China's People's Liberation Army takes part in training in temperatures below minus 30 degrees Celsius at China's border with Russia in Heihe /REUTERS

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Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) walk through woods as the temperature reaches below minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit) in Heihe /REUTERS

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