German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel arrive at a cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin. Merkel’s cabinet signed off on a draft law on Wednesday that imposes an effective ban on the controversial technique of fracking for shale gas.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras listen to their countries’ national anthems upon his arrival for talks at the Chancellery on Monday in Berlin, Germany
A man looks to the art works Erection Molle, right, by artist Pol Bury and ‘Weisse Muehle’ (White Mill), right, by artist Guenther Uecker as part of the ZERO exhibition in Berlin. The exhibition is honoring the German-born ZERO movement, which sought to give a new optimism and a fresh start to art after the gloomy post-World War II years, with a major retrospective.
Members of the German parliament vote on financial help for Greece at the German parliament, the Bundestag in Berlin on Friday. Germany‘s Parliament overwhelmingly approved the four-month extension of Greece’s financial bailout on Friday, despite unease over the new government in Athens. Lawmakers voted 542-32 to back the bailout extension. There were 13 abstentions.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a reception for Sternsinger (carol singers) at the Chancellery in Berlin on Wednesday. Merkel annually receives children who take part in the Sternsinger project, collecting money for charity programs that help children in need around the world
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a special session of the German parliament to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall at the Bundestag in Berlin, on Friday
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A Lufthansa aircraft lands at the Frankfurt, central Germany, airport Monday morning. The Vereinigung Cockpit union announced a 35-hour strike at Lufthansa’s short-haul fleet starting mid-Monday, the latest in a string of walkouts over retirement benefits
Florian Steiner, right, a tropical medicine doctor, and Thomas Klotzkowski, a ward physician, step out of a disinfection chamber after cleaning their protective suits at a quarantine station for patients with infectious diseases at the Charite hospital, Berlin.
The German football team arrives in central Berlin on Tuesday. Germany’s World Cup-winning team has returned home from Brazil to celebrate the country s fourth title with huge crowds of fans lining the streets
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel tours the exhibition: “The First World War, 1914-1918″ (“Der Erster Weltkrieg, 1914-1918″) on its official opening at the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin, Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper address a joint news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin
German chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes Italy’s prime minister, Matteo Renzi, for intergovernmental consultations at the chancellery in Berlin on Monday.
A man visits the Holocaust Memorial at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Berlin. The German parliament, the Bundestag, held a special remembrance session at the Reichstag building in commemoration of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp on January 27, 1945.
Shoes created by fashion label Polaire, shown during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin.
A model shows off an outfit from Lena Hoschek’s autumn/winter 2014 collection during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the annual reception for carolers at the chancellery in Berlin on Tuesday on crutches. Ms Merkel suffered a pelvis injury while skiing in the Swiss Alps and has been advised to cut back on her work schedule for the next three weeks
A protester holds a placard outside the Bundestag in Berlin calling for Germany to give political asylum to Edward Snowden, the fugitive former National Security Agency contractor
A road sign with graffiti reading “Angie’s Massage Bunker” faces the Reichstag building, seat of the German lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin
German chancellor Angela Merkel at the start of a session of the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament in Berlin, looking into the handling by German security agencies of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Underground group
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Delegates at a meeting of Amnesty International in Berlin, Germany, hold up masks on Monday depicting ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti wearing a gas mask in protest against the ongoing violence as well as sexual violence against women in Egypt. In the latest turn of events in Egyptian militants killed 25 policemen following days of clashes that have left over 800 people dead