In Pictures: The fascinating world of the ubiquitous antenna

The antenna - it has been around so long and is mounted and used so routinely it is rarely even noticed. But such antenna technology has changed a lot over the years and has gone into space, war, water and just about anywhere else you can imagine. Here we take a look the world of the ubiquitous antenna.

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Here a soldier stands next to confiscated communication equipment at a navy base in Veracruz. Mexico's navy recently confiscated communication equipment including 13 antennas with high frequency repeaters used by the Zetas to communicate with each other along the Gulf of Mexico. Eighty suspects, among them six policemen, were arrested during the operation in which the equipment was confiscated, according to local media. The sign reads "Antenna Tepetzintla," indicating the neighborhood in Veracruz where the equipment was found.

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