Mongolian state honor guard members stand in formation during the opening ceremony of exercise Khaan Quest 2011 near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, July 31.
Khaan Quest is an annual multinational operational exercise co-sponsored by the Mongolian armed forces and U.S. Pacific Command that is executed by U.S. Army Pacific with support from the U.S. State Department. It is designed to strengthen the capabilities of U.S., Mongolian and other nations’ forces in international peace support operations worldwide. (DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Demetrius Munnerlyn, U.S. Marine Corps/Released). Original public domain image from Flickr