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Ukraine soldiers party with sledgehammers


Happy Ukrainian Armed Forces Day!

And what better way to celebrate than by the traditional sledgehammer-hitting-of-cement-blocks-on-the-bellies-of-buddies game?

Humans bonding through broken cement.

The Ticket's favorite photo of the week is viewable right here. An intriguing photo gallery of the week's best pictures from around the world is, as always, available over here on

Other recent photo faves:

Welcome to Moscow: Please hold your breath

Who needs nukes when Iran's got Ehsan Khajavi?

New York City ballerinas make their pointe en masse

Shocking photo of Indonesian man buried alive

-- Andrew Malcolm

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Photo: Konstantin Chernichkin / Reuters


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A veteran foreign and national correspondent, Andrew Malcolm has served on the L.A. Times Editorial Board and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2004. He is the author of 10 nonfiction books and father of four. Read more.
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