Fireworks light up Moscow sky as Intl Army Games conclude

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The closing ceremony of the International Army Games 2017 saw a fireworks display on Saturday in Alabino, Moscow Region. The annual military competition has been held since 2015 on the initiative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, expanding ever since. This year 28 countries took part in the competition, nine of them for the first time: Israel, Syria, Bangladesh, Laos, Morocco, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Uganda and South Africa. The countries competed in up to 28 different contests, including tank biathlon and different air and sea disciplines.