F-15 fighter jet
A USAF F-15 jet fighter maneuvers as another F-15 takes off from the NATO airbase in Aviano, Italy, on March 21. This aircraft, based at Lakenheath, England, later crashed in Libya after what was believed to be a mechanical failure, the US Africa Command said both crew members were safe. One was picked up by a rebel force and the other by a Marine Corps Osprey search and rescue aircraft.
Libya no-fly zone
A Norwegian F-16 fighter aircraft takes off from Bodoe in northern Norway on March 21, bound for Italy, from where it may be deployed in order to help enforce the recent UN Security Council resolution establishing a no-fly zone above Libya.
Iran's military might
Iranian military personnel participate in the Velayat-90 war game in unknown location near the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran December 30, 2011.