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A Fighter Jet's Flares Fire Off in a Shower of Sparks

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Documentary filmmaker Artur Sarkisyan captured this incredible shot of a formation of MiG-29 Fulcrums discharging flares as they streak over the 3624th Air Base Erebuni, Armenia.

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According to reports from The Aviationist, these jets are just a few of the aerial reinforcements Russia's parking at the airbase—one that's located less than 13 miles from a very hostile Turkish border.

Image: Artur Sarkisyan

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...but he had difficulty operating the camera with his left hand while gripping the right vertical stabilizer with his right.