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Belarusian servicemen test their might for red berets

All photos by Vasily Fedosenko / Reuters

Servicemen from the Interior Ministry special unit take part in a test near the village of Gorany, Belarus, Oct. 23, 2012.

Vasily Fedosenko, Reuters — Servicemen have to pass several tough tests before being awarded entry to the ministry's elite "Red Beret" unit, according to the ministry. Only 17 of more than 150 servicemen received red berets after the tests.

Servicemen from the Interior Ministry special unit take part in a test near the village of Gorany, Belarus, Oct. 23.

Servicemen from the Interior Ministry's special unit take part in a test near the village of Gorany, Belarus, Oct. 23.

A serviceman from a special Interior Ministry receives a red beret after his test in Minsk, Belarus, Oct. 23.

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