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Spot me if you can

Iranian soldiers marked the start of the Iran-Iraq war that lasted from 1980 to 1988 with a military parade yesterday in the capital Teheran.

And there were more than just camouflaged soldiers on display.

The parade, which was broadcast on state TV, showcased Iran's weapons capabilities, including 16 ballistic missiles.

It also featured a wide array of long-range missiles, tanks, and the Russian-supplied S-300 surface-to-air missile defence system.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 22, 2016, with the headline 'Spot me if you can'. Print Edition | Subscribe