Kazakh soldiers fire a cannon during an opening ceremony of the Peace Mission 2010 exercises at the Matybulak military range

 
Kazakh soldiers fire a cannon during an opening ceremony of the Peace Mission 2010 exercises at the Matybulak military range
Kazakh soldiers fire a cannon during an opening ceremony of the Peace Mission 2010 exercises at the Matybulak military range in southern Kazakhstan, September 13, 2010. Thousands of Russian, Chinese and Kazakh soldiers began two weeks of war games in Kazakhstan on Monday, preparing to counter regional threats ranging from drug traffickers to Islamist militants. REUTERS/Robin Paxton (KAZAKHSTAN - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)