RIMPAC : World’s Largest International Maritime Exercise

Ships, sailors and soldiers from countries around the rim of the Pacific take part in RIMPAC, the world’s largest international maritime military exercise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HMS Illustrious decommissioning ceremony in Portsmouth

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Company of the HMS Illustrious stand in formation during her decommissioning ceremony in Portsmouth. The HMS Illustrious was the last of the Royal Navy’s Invincible class aircraft carriers, and is to be replaced by HMS Ocean after serving for 32 years. The ship is to be sold with the condition that the buyer must keep HMS Illustrious in the UK.

A desk sits amid the debris of buildings destroyed by Israeli airstrikes

A desk sits amid the debris of destroyed buildings in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip

A desk sits amid the debris of buildings destroyed by what police said were Israeli airstrikes and shelling in the town of Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip.

Palestinians ride in a rickshaw past the ruins of a house in the southern Gaza Strip

Palestinians ride in motorbike rickshaw past ruins of house, which witnesses said was destroyed during Israeli offensive, on fifth day of ceasefire in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip

Palestinians ride in a motorbike rickshaw past the ruins of a house, which witnesses said was destroyed during the Israeli offensive, on the fifth day of ceasefire in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

A Palestinian girl taking shelter in a United Nations-run school

A Palestinian girl taking shelter in a United Nations-run school looks out a classroom window in RafahA Palestinian girl taking shelter in a United Nations-run school looks out a classroom window following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike at the school, where displaced Palestinians take refuge, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip

Rescue workers search for victims as Palestinians gather around the wreckage of a house, which was destroyed in an Israeli air strike

Rescue workers search for victims as Palestinians gather around the wreckage of a house in RafahRescue workers search for victims as Palestinians gather around the wreckage of a house, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike that killed at least nine members from the al-Ghol family, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip