Bangladesh Ansar Academy in formation by Fakrul Islam (5 images)

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Thousands of soldiers line up in perfectly regimented rows.

Photographs showing the troops at Ansar Academy in Gazipur, Bangladesh, were captured by the academy's director Fakrul Islam.

Yet among the lines of identical-looking soldiers, a dozen military personnel stand out as looking like they had accidentally put on the wrong uniform.

These are actually members of a different force who join in with training - known as the Village Defence Party (VDP).
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