This is the split-second before a rocket-propelled grenade is launched into 45 layers of bullet-proof glass (that's nearly half-a-metre thick) – but can all that protection save our mannequin mate from destruction? See for yourself >>
It looks more like a flamethrower or a firework shooter but this is actually a firing M32 grenade launcher. It’s a picture of US Marines training Malaysian Armed Forces during a non-lethal weapons seminar. What perfect timing to capture this shot. [Flickr/Marines]
If there’s a single constant to be found across thousands of years of human history, it’s that we really, really like fighting each other. The only thing that’s changed as we evolved into higher beings is that we’ve come up with better and better ways of fighting each other.