The year 2016 will go down in history as a strange one: the US election, a host of notable deaths that no one expected, and some celebrity breakups that have shaken the foundations of Hollywood relationships.
From the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve celebrating its centennial to the USAF Thunderbirds passing over Three Sisters volcanic peaks, members of the military around the world faced a number of challenges in August. Here are some highlights in pictures.
Chinese women participate in a Nike-sponsored, public fitness workout and demonstration in the plaza of an international shopping mall in Beijing on August 26, 2016. More and more Chinese are joining health clubs and running clubs as obesity, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease are on the rise with China's Millennials due to poor diet and workplace stress.
Israeli settlers are pictured on August 22, 2016, harvesting grapes in the Jewish settlement of Ofra in the West Bank. The Psagot Winery, located near the Palestinian city of Ramallah, will use the grapes to produce their award-winning Merlot wine. The winery produces more than 250,000 bottles of wine per year, with 70 percent of it exported, primarily to the United States.
You'd think the animals at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo wouldn't need an invitation to jump into the water to cool off, but in the event they don't wander into the pools the zookeepers get goad in there by tossing treats of food in the chilly waters.
From fixing a flat in the outback to the Blue Angels rocking a delta burst to a Korean War veteran paying his respects to the fallen, soldiers around the world faced a number of challenges in July. Here are some highlights in pictures.
On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard introduced the bikini swimsuit. Though it endured a difficult beginning, the bikini's popularity over the past 70 years has seen it skyrocket to become one of the most iconic fashion designs ever created.
A mighty B-52 leads its formation into a mock battle scenario, Polish civilians take aim with military hardware, and looking up the parachute of a soldier floating back to earth. Here are some highlights in pictures.
Nearly 1,300 cadet candidates reported to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Monday morning to begin six weeks of training to prepare them for the rigors of military life. Roughly 22 percent of the class is female, while a third of the cadets are minorities.
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