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New Delhi businessman Ashok Rai displays helmets from different periods and a body armor at his workshop in Sahibabad, India. From Hollywood war movies to Japanese samurai films to battle re-enactments across Europe, Mr. Rai is one of the world's go-to men for historic weapons and battle attire. (Associated Press)

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Finished helmets prepared for Hollywood period movies and re-enactment events are stacked. Ashok Rai's factory has supplied replica military gear for the Russell Crowe movie "Robin Hood" and the Orlando Bloom movie about the Crusades, "Kingdom of Heaven," among others. (Associated Press)

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Workers at Ashok Rai's workshop in India sew military uniforms being prepared for a re-enactment of World War II. "They have to look authentic," said Mr. Rai. He takes special care to ensure that the replica weapons his workers create are historically accurate. (Associated Press)