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Shoulder-fired weapons known as MANPADS are detonated in Tajikistan as part of an OSCE assistance project aimed at helping the country destroy excess stockpiles on 21 June 2006. (Photo courtesy of the OSCE)

Shoulder-fired weapons known as MANPADS are detonated in Tajikistan as part of an OSCE assistance project aimed at helping the country destroy excess stockpiles on 21 June 2006. (Photo courtesy of the OSCE)

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