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A girl poses with a weapon at a stand set up by Romania's gendarmerie at the Palace of the Parliament, the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon, as people took advantage of the opportunity to visit it for free on International Children's Day in Bucharest, Romania. More than ten thousand children and adults visited the communist era building, also known as the House of the People, according to the organizers of the event.

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An Israeli artillery unit fires shells towards targets in Gaza Strip, at the Israeli Gaza border.

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An Israeli artillery unit fires shells towards targets in Gaza Strip, at the Israeli Gaza border.

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A woman poses for a photograph in front of war equipment during Swarnim Vijay Varsh to commemorate the golden jubilee of 1971 Liberation War, in Kolkata.

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Army display weapons and war equipment during Swarnim Vijay Varsh to commemorate the golden jubilee of 1971 Liberation War, in Kolkata.

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A girl checks out a weapon at an Army exhibition organised to commemorate the golden jubilee of 1971 Liberation War in Kolkata.

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National Cadets Corps (NCC) members listen as an Indian army soldier demonstrates the use of a weapon at a display of arms and equipment held in the sidelines of celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of Indian army's victory against Pakistan in Hyderabad.

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Army personnel check a gun at a stall during the second day of the 13th edition of Aero India 2021, at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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Dummy bombs stand on display at an exhibitors stall on the second day of Aero India 2021 at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru.

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Delegates and others check out weapons on display at an exhibitors stall on the second day of Aero India 2021 at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru. Aero India is a biennial event with flying demonstrations by stunt teams and militaries and commercial pavilions where aviation companies display their products and technology.

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Second phase of flight test of Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) from the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur.

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Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) System has achieved a major milestone by a direct hit on to a Banshee Pilotless target aircraft at medium range and medium altitude. The missile launch took place from ITR Chandipur, Odisha.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh performs 'shastra puja' at the Sukna Army Camp, in Darjeeling.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inspect weapons at the Sukna Army Camp, in Darjeeling.

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In this photo taken from a footage distributed by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service. Russian rockets launch from missile systems during the main stage of the Kavkaz-2020 strategic command-and-staff exercises at the Kapustin Yar training ground, Russia.

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Authority Holding Sealed Particulars (AHSP) transfer of Pinaka weapon system from DRDO to DGQA.

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Successful flight test of ABHYAS - High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) was conducted by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from the Interim Test Range, Balasore in Odisha

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Russian T-90MS tank fires during the International Military Technical Forum Army-2020 in Alabino, outside Moscow, Russia. Russia has displayed its latest weapons at an annual military show.

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Tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels raise their weapons as they chant slogans during a gathering against the agreement to establish diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates in Sanaa, Yemen.

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Police personnel display arms and ammunition seized from a militant hideout during a Search and Cordon Operation in Mangnar area of Poonch district.

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BSF personnel shot a Pakistani drone, loaded with a sophisticated rifle and some grenades along the International Border, at Rathua area of Hiranagar sector in Kathua.

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A man stands near an M777 howitzer at the DefExpo in Lucknow.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi tries a weapon during the inauguration of 11th edition of DefExpo 2020, in Lucknow.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during the 11th edition of DefExpo, India's biennial military exhibition that seeks to showcase the potential of the country to become a global defence manufacturing hub, in Lucknow.

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India's Akash Army Launcher, a mobile launch system for Akash Missiles is displayed at the biennial Defense Expo in Lucknow.

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India's Arjun Main Battle Tank- Mark 1 on display at the biennial Defense Expo in Lucknow.

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A Panamanian police officer arranges hand guns on the ground for display to the press before destroying them in Panama City.

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A police officer cuts a pistol in half with a torch during a weapons destruction presentation in Panama City. According to Panama's police, they have seized and destroyed 589 weapons over the last six months.

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Delhi Police Special Cell officials pose for photographs after recovering 19 Indian made guns and 41 pistols, at Police Headquarters in New Delhi.

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal distributes weapons and equipments to anti-depredation squads of Forest Department, at Assam Administrative Staff College in Guwahati. Assam Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya is also seen.

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Army personnel display arms and ammunition recovered from Dalri forest area during a earch operation, in Sopore.

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Congress candidate from Daltonganj KN Tripathi brandishes a revolver during the first phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections, in Palamu district.

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A combo of two photos shows Bohoto Kiba and his newly married wife posing with assault rifles on their wedding reception, in Dimapur, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. The Dimapur police took suo moto cognizance of the photo of the couple posing with assault rifles and arrested them on Nov 13, 2019, for an unauthorised display of firearms in contravention to the ceasefire ground rules.

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Visitors check weapons during an exhibition by 'Ammunition Factory Khadki' during sesquicentennial celebration, at Rangehills Football ground, in Pune.

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Army displays the ammunition recovered from the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant Danish Ahmad, who was arrested in the area, at Sopora area of Baramulla district of North Kashmir.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes a round of the Technology Demonstration site after it was inaugurated by him, in Kevadiya, Gujarat.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes a round of the Technology Demonstration site after it was inaugurated by him, in Kevadiya, Gujarat.

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5 AK-47 rifles and other ammunition, which were recovered from three persons during a joint search operation of police and BSF, in Amritsar. The rifles were wrapped in Pakistani newspapers.

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Army and Assam Police personnel display arms and ammunitions recovered from the possession of six alleged militants of Bodo insurgent group NDFB at Ripu Reserve Forest, in Kokrajhar district of Assam.

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Arms including five AK-47 rifles, pistols, satellite phones and hand grenades which were recovered by the Punjab Police officers after the bust of a terrorist module of the revived Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF), backed by a Pakistan and Germany based group. 4 members of the terrorist module were arrested from the outskirts of village Chohla Sahib, in Tarn Taran district of Punjab.

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Police, Army and SSB personnel display weapons, bullets and packets containing suspicious items, which were recovered in a joint search operation conducted by them in Gabrukhunda area inside Panbari Reserve Forest, 18km north from Panbari, in Chirang district of Assam.

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A man holds up a machete during a protest against fuel shortages in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Police personnel show three suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists, who were arrested after recovery of a huge load of arms and ammunition from a Kashmir-bound truck, in Kathua, Jammu.

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Successful flight test of indigenously developed low weight, fire and forget, 'Man Portable Anti-tank Guided Missile' (MPATGM) by DRDO in the ranges of Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.

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Independent MLA from Mokama, Anant Singh outside the Beur jail after he was produced in a court in connection with the recovery of an AK-47 from his residence, in Patna

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Tipura State Rifles personnel display the weapons of surrendered by National Liberation Front of Tripura (SD) cadres, at Ambassa on the outskirts of Agartala.

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People explore Battleship Texas in Houston. The ship that served both World War I and World War II and that will be closing for visitors Aug. 25. The Battleship Texas Foundation will be taking over the operations and repairs of the 106-year-old ship. The nonprofit organization will be moving the ship for repairs and will find it a longtime home.

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An army officer displays a sniper gun recovered during a search operation along the Amarnath route, during a joint press conference in Srinagar.

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Indiam army officers display a sniper gun recovered during a search operation along the Amarnath route, during a joint press conference in Srinagar.

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An American made telescopic gun recovered during an anti-militant operation on display during a press conference, in Srinagar. The Pakistani weapons were recovered from the Amarnath Yatra route.

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Indian soldiers stockpilling artillery shells near Kargil.

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A Bofors gun fires in the Kargil war

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Indian Army successfully carries out summer user trials of DRDO developed third Generation Anti-Tank Guided Missile NAG at Pokhran Field Firing Ranges, in Jaisalmer.

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An exhibitor explains the features of a weapon to a visitor at the International Police Expo 2019 at Pragati Maidan, in New Delhi.

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Visitors walk past an Indian Brahmos anti-ship missile at the International Maritime Defence show in St.Petersburg, Russia.

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Parts of a rocket launcher found in a village of Hisar, Haryana.

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Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested a 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb from Su-30 MKI Aircraft from the Pokhran test range, in Rajasthan. The guided bomb achieved the desired range and hit the target with high precision, according to DRDO.

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Defence Secretary (production) Ajay Kumar at the handing over of 155/45mm Dhanush artillery gun to the Artillery unit of Indian Army, in Jabalpur.

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A group of Iraqi Federal Police visit the Bulgarian section of the 8th annual weapons exhibition organized by the Iraqi ministry of defense at the Baghdad International Fairgrounds, in Iraq.

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Weapons are on display at the 8th annual weapons exhibition organized by the Iraqi ministry of defense at the Baghdad International Fairgrounds, Baghdad, Iraq.

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Models are on display at the Iranian section of the 8th annual weapons exhibition organized by the Iraqi ministry of defense at the Baghdad International Fairgrounds, in Baghdad, Iraq.

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In this Nov 18, 2001 file photo the then defence minister George Fernandes takes a view through a heavy machine gun, seized from the Pakistan army in Kargil. Veteran socialist George Fernandes, who was the defence minister in the NDA government headed by the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, passed away Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019, following a prolonged illness. Fernandes was 88.

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Indian Army's Akash Missile System on display during the full dress rehearsal for the 70th Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath in New Delhi.

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Guns are placed, foreground, as Airforce soldiers take a break during the rehearsal for the upcoming Republic Day parade 2019 on a cold morning, at Rajpath in New Delhi.

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Members of historical military clubs wearing Soviet army uniform ride a vintage World War II Soviet APC during a military exhibition marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Siege of Leningrad during World War II, at the Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in in St.Petersburg, Russia.

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Children aim with World War II Soviet guns during a military exhibition marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Siege of Leningrad during World War II, at the Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in in St.Petersburg, Russia. The Nazi German and Finnish siege and blockade of Leningrad, now known as St. Petersburg, was broken on Jan. 18, 1943 but finally lifted Jan. 27, 1944. More than 1 million people died mainly from starvation during the 900-day siege.

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With weapons and illegal that have been seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the foreground, US President Donald Trump speaks at a roundtable on immigration and border security at U.S. Border Patrol McAllen Station, during a visit to the southern border in McAllen, Texas.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin shoots a fortress cannon, during a traditional midday cannon shot at the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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School children have a look of the weapons at a police station on the occasion of Police Raising Day, in Thane.

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Hairdresser Alberto Olmedo cuts young woman's hair with a katana in Madrid, Spain. The unique hairdresser, Madrid based coiffeur Alberto Olmedo has refined a highly specialised technique of cutting hair using medieval swords, werewolf like claws, Japanese katana blades and flame.

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Several weapons and a cache of ammunition which were recovered by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) during its raids at 17 locations across Meerut, Lucknow, Hapur, Amroha and Seelampur in connection with its probe into a new Islamic State-inspired module, ‘Harkat ul Harb e Islam’, in New Delhi.

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Mohammad Imran, a caretaker of a mosque in Karol Bagh, leaves after being produced at TisHazari court, in New Delhi. Imran a resident of Seelampur locality, was arrested after a bullet was found in his purse during frisking when he was going to attend a Janta Darbar (public meeting) at the Delhi chief minister's residence.

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M777 Howitzer gun fires in the air at the formal induction of the major artillery gun systems including the K-9 Vajra, a self-propelled artillery gun and Composite Gun Towing Vehicle during a ceremony at Deolali artillery centre, in Nashik.

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K-9 Vajra, a self-propelled artillery gun, displayed at the formal induction of the major artillery gun systems including the M777 Howitzer guns and Composite Gun Towing Vehicle during a ceremony at Deolali artillery centre, in Nashik district.

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A youth shows empty bullets collected from debris of the damaged house where militants were hiding during an encounter, at Kulgam district of South Kashmir. Seven people were killed when blast went off while they were clearing debris from the damaged house, seven civilians and three militants were killed in the encounter.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh performs 'Shastra Puja' at a BSF camp in Bikaner, Rajasthan.

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Vishwa Hindu Parishad's Durga Vahini members perform Shastra Puja (worship of the weapons) ahead of Vijaya Dashmi, in Bikaner.

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Rajput community members perform worship of swords on the occasion of Vijaya Dashmi festival in Surat.

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A woman police constable performs Sashtra Puja (worship of the weapons) during Vijaya Dashami celebrations in a Police Station in Thane.

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Students experience army weapoms during an exhibiton on 'Prakarm Parv', at Danapur in Patna.

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Students experience army weapoms during an exhibiton, in Lucknow.

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Army personnel pose withan exhibit during the inauguration of 'Parakram Parv', at India Gate Lawns in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during the inauguration of 'Parakram Parv', at India Gate Lawns in New Delhi.

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Indigenously developed surface-to-surface tactical missile ‘Prahar’ takes off during its successful flight-test from Balasore, Odisha.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin aims a sniper rifle during a visit to the Patriot military exhibition center outside Moscow, Russia. Putin chaired a meeting that focused on new arms programs.

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh visits a stall at 'Defence & Homeland Security Expo and Conference', in New Delhi.

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh visits a stall at 'Defence & Homeland Security Expo and Conference', in New Delhi.

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A woman holds a Kalashnikov assault rifle during the Spasskaya Tower international military music festival in Red Square in Moscow, Russia.

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A girl looks at a Kalashnikov assault rifle during the Spasskaya Tower international military music festival in Red Square in Moscow, Russia.

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People gather near the pistol which Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid was allegedly shot at by an unidentified person lies on the road, during an event at the Constitution Club in New Delhi.

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Students and a soldier stand on top of a tank during 'Know Your Army' exhibition at Dilkusha Garden Cantonment area, in Lucknow.

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An army soldier guides students during 'Know Your Army' exhibition at Dilkusha Garden Cantonment area, in Lucknow.

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Police personnel display the iron rods and other parts seized from 6 persons who were arrested for making illegal weapon at a factory, at a village near Meerut.

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Haryana Special Task Force (STF) personnel with people who were arrested after a crackdown of illegal arms factory in Jind and Jhajjar, in Sonepat.

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Pakistani currency notes recovered along with a huge cache of arms and ammunition after security forces personnel busted a militant hideout at Bari Rakh, Mendhar along the LoC, in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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A display of 26 pistols, 19 magazines and 800 cartridges that Delhi Police recovered from three people in Usmanpur area, in New Delhi.

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Police show to media, Saleem (C), Naseem and Saizan, who were arrested with 26 pistols, 19 magazines and 800 cartridges in Usmanpur area, in New Delhi.

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Revolvers that were confiscated in Rio State sit on the ground before being destroyed as part of the military intervention in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A portion of the around 8,500 weapons some seized during operations and others that people voluntarily delivered to the police were crushed with a Brazilian Army steam roller.

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BrahMos, supersonic cruise missile successfully test fired as part of service life extension program, from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), in Balasore.

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Missiles are on display during a parade marking National Army Day at the mausoleum of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran.

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