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German Chancellor Angela Merkel presents a bouquet of flowers to German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt for his birthday during a weekly meeting of the German cabinet at the Chancellery in Berlin
A solitary tree is encircled by tractor wheel marks amid a golden field of rapeseed near Eisenhuettenstadt, in the north German state of Brandenburg
Swiss army soldiers rest during the ABC FTX14 joint drill of the Swiss and German army Bundeswehr in Thonex near Geneva
German chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes Italy’s prime minister, Matteo Renzi, for intergovernmental consultations at the chancellery in Berlin on Monday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is congratulated after she was re-elected during a meeting in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament
Silke Spiegelburg of Germany reacts as she competes in the women’s pole vault final during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on Tuesday
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The remains of the only surviving second world war German Dornier Do 17 bomber lies on a barge near Deal in the English Channel after being recovered from the sea bed on Monday evening.
German riot police scuffle with protestors in front of the European Central Bank head quarters during an anti-capitalism “Blockupy” demonstration in Frankfurt on Friday