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
German chancellor Angela Merkel, campaigning for a third term, filled in as a school history teacher on Tuesday on the 52nd anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall.
Workers attach photos by Kai Wiedenhoefer to the outside wall of the East Side Gallery in Berlin. Eight of his photographs of border and separation walls will be exhibited at the gallery until September 13.
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A young woman from Brazil cools off in a fountain on a scorching hot summer day in the city centre in Berlin, Germany.
Barack Obama, US president, waves as he arrives to give a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate at Pariser Platz in Berlin on Wednesday