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Remarkably limber Russian soldiers rehearse for parade in Red Square, Moscow

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Russian soldiers take part in a rehearsal of a military parade at Red Square in Moscow on Nov. 2, 2012. The event, which takes place on Nov. 7, markst he 71st anniversary of a historical parade of 1941, when soldiers left for the front line just after marching here, as Nazi German troops were fighting with Soviet soldiers a few kilometers from Moscow.

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A Russian soldier warms up prior to the parade rehearsal.

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A Soviet World War II period tank rolls through Red Square.

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