Russia, Moscow, February 23, 2011
Today Russia celebrates the Defender of the Fatherland Day. he holiday marks the date in 1918 during the Russian Civil War when the first mass draft into the Red Army occurred in Petrograd and Moscow. It was originally known as Red Army Day. In 1949, it was renamed Soviet Army and Navy Day. Following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the holiday was given its current name.
The holiday is celebrated with artillery fireworks.
Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105L, ISO 50, f/22, bulb (~10 sec.)