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Russia Rolls Out the Tanks in Annual International War Games

Sunday marked the start of Russia's annual International Army Games, an all-out competition of military prowess.

This year's war games will feature teams from 32 countries taking part in a series of competitive events like military police firing lines, field kitchen cook-offs and engineering contests.

The games are taking place outside Moscow as part of the Army-2020 International Military and Technical Forum.

The war games got off to a rolling start with a race of Soviet T-34 tanks, one of the most famous tank models of the World War II era.

Here's a look at the tanks rolling into action:

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