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Swiss army soldiers rest during the ABC FTX14 joined drill of the Swiss and German army Bundeswehr in Thonex near Geneva November 14, 2104. Some 900 soldiers, including 130 from the Bundeswehr, train from November 10 to 20 with ten civil agencies on NBC (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical) and explosvies risks.

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Swiss army soldiers rest during the ABC FTX14 joint drill of the Swiss and German army Bundeswehr in Thonex near Geneva

Angela Merkel, Matteo Renzi...German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi, left, for German and Italian government consultations at the chancellery in Berlin, Monday, March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber).

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German chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes Italy‚Äôs prime minister, Matteo Renzi, for intergovernmental consultations at the chancellery in Berlin on Monday. 

German Chancellor Merkel is congratulated after she was re-elected as Chancellor during a meeting in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, in Berlin...German Chancellor Angela Merkel is congratulated after she was re-elected as Chancellor during a meeting in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, in Berlin December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (GERMANY  - Tags: POLITICS)

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is congratulated after she was re-elected during a meeting in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament 

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

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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

German Bomber raised from Channel

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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.

REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT...ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT TRANSMITTED BY 1400 GMT ON MAY 31, 2013    KAI11   German riot police scuffle with protestors in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) head quarters during a anti-capitalism "Blockupy" demonstration in Frankfurt

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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