When Soldiers at Attention Pass Out (21 photos)

Fainting in formation.

An Indian policewoman helps her comrade who fainted during the full-dress rehearsal for India’s Independence Day celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai.
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French Army soldiers of the 2nd Regiment of dragons help a fellow soldier who fainted during a ceremony to pay tribute to late former French Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy in the courtyard of the Invalides in Paris.
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Military cadets help a fellow cadet who fainted prior to the funeral parade of Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez in Caracas.
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Spain’s Princess Letizia looks on as a member of the honor guard is assisted after passing out during a parade before the arrival of Britain’s Prince Charles at the Pardo Palace outside Madrid.
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A member of France’s Republican Guards gets assistance after he fainted while on the steps of the Elysee Palace during the visit of China’s President Hu Jintao in Paris.
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An official takes into his care the rifle of a Republican guard soldier after she fainted during Bastille Day parade in Paris.
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A cadet lies on the grass after collapsing during a promotion ceremony at a police school in Bogota.
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An honor guard is assisted after fainting during the arrival of presidents for the inauguration ceremony of the Ibero-American summit in Panama City.
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A member of the Coldstream Guards lies prostrate after fainting in the hot sun during the Trooping of the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in London.
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A guardsman is helped after fainting during the funeral of Prince Rainier III of Monaco in Monte Carlo.
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A female Australian soldier faints in front of the Sydney Town Hall after Australian troops, who went to war in Iraq, marched during a welcoming home parade.
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A solider grabs a colleague who fainted during a ceremony marking the 55th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army Armored Corps in Colombo.
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A Greek soldier faints in the heat at the Pharleon War Cemetery in Athens.
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New recruits to the Indian armed forces stand at attention over a comrade who fainted during their graduation parade at a camp in Rangreth.
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Republican Guards assist a colleague who fainted on the steps of the Elysee Palace in Paris.
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A U.S. Marine is attended to after collapsing beside a helicopter for President George W. Bush in Ottawa.
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A cadet lies on the grass after collapsing during an annual ceremony for graduating cadets at the police school in Bogota.
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Paramedics attend to a Malta Armed Forces soldier who fainted during the Remembrance Day Parade at the war memorial in Floriana.
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A member of the Ceremonial Guard is assisted after fainting during a ceremony marking the change of command of the Canadian Army on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
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A member from the airforce contingent lies on the ground after fainting during a ceremony marking Indonesia’s 67th Independence Day in front of the Presidential Palace in Jakarta.
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A guardsman faints during the funeral of Prince Rainier III of Monaco in Monte Carlo.
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