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Striking Scenes from Russia's Military Parade

A show of Russia's military might in the middle of Moscow.

Some 12,500 troops gathered in Moscow’s Red Square on Wednesday for the country's annual Victory Day parade. Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw the grand procession—and massive show of military might—which honors the 27 million Soviet citizens who died during World War II. Here, the most striking scenes from the day.

Marching Along MAXIM SHIPENKOV/AFP/Getty Images Marching Along Putin in Power MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP/Getty Images Putin in Power Dress Blues KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images Dress Blues Top Gun YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images Top Gun In Step Peter Kovalev/Peter Kovalev/TASS In Step Standing at Attention SERGEI GAPON/AFP/Getty Images Standing at Attention
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KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images MAXIM SHIPENKOV/AFP/Getty Images War Cry KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images War Cry Sky Force KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images Sky Force Uniform Salute OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images Uniform Salute Brothers in Arms MAXIM SHIPENKOV/AFP/Getty Images Brothers in Arms Lock and Load VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images Lock and Load Paths of Glory MAXIM SHIPENKOV/AFP/Getty Images Paths of Glory