A man takes pictures of a carnival float depicting Russia’s president Vladimir Putin flexing his muscles shaped like a bomb reading “Crimea”, ahead of the traditional carnival parade in Duesseldorf, western Germany. The street spectacles in the carnival centres of Duesseldorf, Mainz and Cologne are watched by hundreds of thousands of people and are the highlight of Germany’s carnival season called Rosenmontag (Rose Monday).
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A Mainz Carnival parade float satirises Fifa, the football governing body. The annual parade in the German city will be held on Rose Monday, March 3, and is known for poking fun at politicians and celebrities
Members of the German team celebrate their 3-2 win over Japan in the Sochi Winter Olympics women’s ice hockey game at Shayba Arena
Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s energy and economy minister, gives a statement in Berlin. The German government expects growth to pick up sharply this year and next, driven largely by domestic demand, Mr Gabriel said. Read more
A Sumatran orangutan holds her one-week old baby and smooches with her other daughter Jolie in the enclosure at the Hellabrunn zoo in Munich, Germany. The baby was born on January 31 but has yet to be names Read more
Fog covers the valleys in front of the Alpine panorama pictured from the Auerberg mountain near Stoetten, southern Germany
Two hikers walk past snow-covered trees in the Thuringian Forest near Masserberg, central Germany
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.
A man walks in a snowy landscape in Friesenried, Germany. Read more
Fog rises from the valley around the church of Marktoberdorf, southern Germany.