After a 20-year decline following a peak in the 1980s, arms exports are again on the rise. Here are the world's top 5 exporters of conventional military weapons in 2011-2015 – from small arms to naval warships.
From service dogs receiving awards for bravery in battle to aerial operations over Iraq in the fight against ISIS to soldiers competing for Europe's title of "Best Sniper Squad," soldiers around the world faced a number of challenges in July. Here are some highlights in pictures.
Israeli archaeologists sift through debris from the Temple Mount, or Al-Haram Al Sharif, at the Temple Mount Sifting Project in east Jerusalem, on October 25, 2016. The Temple Mount Sifting project has recovered numerous archeological remains from the First and Second Jewish Temple periods from the debris.
Thousands of Christians from around the world marched with Israelis to show their solidarity and love for Israel during the annual Jerusalem Parade to mark the Jewish holiday of Sukkot on October 20, 2016.
Cuban artist Rachel Valdes Camejo with support from Times Square Arts and the Cuban Artists Fund unveil 'The Beginning of the End,' an interactive and reflective monument that asks visitors to investigate the relationship of the viewer to the object and its surrounding space, in New York City's Times Square on October 18, 2016.
Israelis add some ink to their skin at the Israeli Tattoo Convention in Tel Aviv, Israel, on October 7, 2016. International and top Israeli tattoo artists take part in the annual convention, currently in its fourth year.
A pair of sailors take to a crane to paint the hull of an aircraft carrier, early mornings for working dogs going to obedience school, and the U.S. Navy's Leap Frogs drop in on Arrowhead Stadium. Here are some highlights from September of the U.S military in action.
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.
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