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Visitors walk through the Christmas market at Roemerberg square on its opening day on Wednesday in Frankfurt, Germany. Christmas markets, which traditionally sell mulled wine, stollen cake, Christmas tree ornaments and other crafts and are an essential part of German Christmas tradition
Ettal Abbey tower is viewed in front of the snow-covered landscape in Ettal, southern Germany
An Alps panorama is reflected in the water of the Hopfensee lake near Hopfen, southern Germany
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People walk and cycle past the giant sculpture etitled “Popped up”, on the banks of the Danube River in Ulm, Germany. The giant was made by Ervin Herve-Loranth for the Art Market Budapest 2014 – an international contemporary art fair
Autumn sun rises over the river Leine and surrounding landscape in Neustadt am Rübenberge, Germany
Ground personnel work on the Soyuz TMA-13M capsule, carrying International Space Station crew members Alexander Gerst of Germany, Maxim Surayev of Russia and Reid Wiseman of the US, after its landing near the town of Arkalyk in northern Kazakhstan.
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
Train engines stand idle at a railway marshalling yard in Seevetal, Germany on Wednesday. Germany’s train drivers’ union ‘Gewerkschaft Deutscher Lokomotivfuehrer (GDL)’ announced the longest strike in the 20-year history of the Deutsche Bahn. Strike actions are planned to last until next Monday
Workers transport a model of a dinosaur at the exhibition ‘World of Dinosaurs’ at a former lignite surface mining area in Grosspoesna near Leipzig, central Germany.
Doves sit on cables at a former lignite surface mining area in Grosspoesna near Leipzig, central Germany.