Photo of the Day

December 9, 2016

Above the Fray

Iranian soldiers scamper along high ropes in a military training exercise “like sparrows” in this image by Your Shot photographer Mohamad Ali Najib, backed by the dome of traditional Muslim architecture. While these troops certainly appear to know what they’re doing, they are actually students at an Iranian officer training school for the Islamic Republic of Iran Army.

Photograph by Mohamad Ali Najib, National Geographic Your Shot
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