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Images of military might and airborne marvels from the Farnborough International Airshow in the U.K.

The RAF Red Arrows aerobatic team performs during an air display at the Farnborough Airshow in southern England on Friday, July 23. Toby Melville / Reuters
A World War II RAF Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft performs during an air display at the Farnborough Airshow on July 23. Toby Melville / Reuters
A General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet performs during an air display at the Farnborough Airshow on Friday. Toby Melville / Reuters
Spectators and photographers are seen through a heat haze as they attend the Farnborough Airshow in Farnborough on Friday. Toby Melville / Reuters
Visitors view a Gulfstream G3 business jet, produced by Gulfstream Aerospace, at the Farnborough Airshow in Farnborough July 22, 2010. Image has been rotated 180 degrees. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY) Luke Macgregor / Reuters
Aerobatic team The Blades perform at the Farnborough Airshow in England on Thursday, July 22. Luke Macgregor / Reuters
A visitor talks to a staff member of Air Tractor beside a AT-802U combat ready aircraft, designed to operate from dirt roads and rough airfields, on display at the Farnborough International Airshow, Farnborough July 22. Sang Tan / AP
The Red Devils parchute regiment of the United Kingdomw execute manuvers at the Farnborough International Airshow, in Farnborough, England on Wednesday. The airshow is the biggest event of it's kind attracting people from all over the world. Sang Tan / AP
A Vulcan jet bomber prepares to land during after a demonstration at the air show. Ben Stansall / AFP - Getty Images
An Airbus Military A400M aircraft lands at the air show. Dan Kitwood / Getty Images
An Airbus A380 touches down at the airshow. The A380 is the largest commercial passenger aircraft in the world. Andy Rain / EPA
The Blades aerobatic team perform at the Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire, U.K. on Tuesday, July 20. Ben Stansall / AFP - Getty Images
Members of the public check out a Chinese JF17 fighter aircraft at the show. Dan Kitwood / Getty Images
An Italian Air Force crewmember demonstrates the capabilities of the Typhoon Eurofighter during a flight simulation at the show. Dan Kitwood / Getty Images
A member of the public looks inside an Apache AH1 Helicopter at the show. Dan Kitwood / Getty Images
A United States F-18 among the aircraft on display the show. Andy Rain / EPA
The Royal Air Force Red Arrow display team and a Vulcan aircraft fly over the 2010 Farnborough air show. More than 1,000 exhibitors from 38 countries have signed up to take part in the weeklong event showcasing both commercial and defense aircraft. Kieran Doherty / Reuters
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner dropped in for the show. It was the first time Boeing's new jet has landed outside the United States. Ben Stansall / AFP - Getty Images
The cockpit of the 787 is filled with precision instruments. What's not clear is when Boeing will finally begin filling orders for the plane. It's almost two years overdue. Facundo Arrizabalaga / Zuma Press
An F-22 shows off at the air show. As the commerical aviation side of the biennial event began to take off, concerns remained about the defense sector amid sharp cuts to national defense budgets by debt-wary governments. Sang Tan / AP
Among the military aircraft on display is the RQ-4 Block 20 Global Hawk high altitude long endurance unmanned aerial reconnaissance plane from the U.S. Air Force. Andy Rain / EPA
An Airbus Military A400M aircraft flies during demonstration during the air show. Boeing and rival Airbus won multi-billion-dollar orders for their planes as the show begun Monday. Ben Stansall / AFP - Getty Images
Boeing's experimental unmanned X-45 'Phantom Ray' sits in a hangar at the show. Andy Rain / EPA