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Waiting to fight.

From article: The Spanish team walks before taking part in the opening ceremony parade of the Medieval Combat World Championship at Malbork Castle, northern Poland, April 30, 2015. Medieval combat is a full contact sport that revives the foot based tournament fighting of medieval Europe. Countries fight in refereed matches where the objective is to get the opposing team to the floor. There are also duels with polearms, swords and shields where the number of hits landed are scored. The fighters, both male and female, wear heavy armours and weapons, mostly replicas of authentic pieces, and fight following the knights code of conduct. According to organizers, 25 nations from 6 continents are taking part in the Championships, which started on April 30 and will go on until May 3. (Photo by Kacper Pempel/Reuters)

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Noble Sword-14

Members of Poland’s special commando unit Lubliniec participate in the “Noble Sword-14” NATO international tactical exercise at the land forces training centre in Oleszno, near Drawsko Pomorskie, northwest Poland September 9, 2014. (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel) *The provided press caption by Reuters calls the unit Lubliniec, but that is the name of a town in southern Poland. There is a special forces unit based there; the JWK (Jednostka Wojskowa Komandosów). Poland only has 5 special forces units; Grom, Agat, Nil, Formoza and Komandosow.

Twitter files petitions for lawsuits against access ban in Turkey

Tech Crunch: Twitter announced on Wednesday that it had filed petitions for lawsuits in a number of Turkish courts to demand a formal lifting of the ban on the service in the country.

Twitter says that the proposed ban is a series of three court orders that it wasn’t privy to before the ban was enacted, which include two that the company claims relate to content on their network that violate their own terms of service, and have accordingly been removed.

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Echoing the rallying cry “I’m Charlie” last January, a man wanted to signal its support for the victims of the attacks of November 13 with the words “I’m in Paris” at the Embassy of France in Warsaw, Poland, 14 November 2015 | REUTERS / Kacper Pempel