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The silhouette of a cat walking on top of a fence stands out against the sky during sunrise near Sehnde, Germany on Tuesday. Indian summer, or Altweibersommer (old womens summer) in German, is a weather phenomenon which often brings sunny weather between mid-September and the start of October in parts of central Europe.

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The silhouette of a cat walking on top of a fence stands out against the sky during sunrise near Sehnde, Germany on Tuesday

A spider is seen in its dew covered  web in Hohen Meissner, Germany.

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A spider is seen in its dew covered web in Hohen Meissner, Germany.

Cattle Return From Alpine Summer Grazing...BAD HINDELANG, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 11: Herders dressed in traditional lederhosen lead cattle returning from summer alpine grazing during the annual cattle drive in the Allgaeu region on September 11, 2014 in Bad Hindelang, Germany. Every year cattle herders bring the animals to Bavarian mountain meadows in the spring and remain their through the summer before bringing them back to farms in the villages below for the winter. The herders spend the summer living in a mountain hut called an Alm, often without electricity in a tradition going back centuries. This year brought an unusually high number of cattle fatalities during the summer, which farmers attribute to poisoning from natural causes. In the last few months there have also been several cases of fatal attacks by cattle against hikers, also an unusual occurrence. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)

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Herders dressed in traditional lederhosen lead cattle returning from summer alpine grazing during the annual cattle drive in the Allgaeu region in Bad Hindelang, Germany. Every year cattle herders bring the animals to Bavarian mountain meadows in the spring and remain their through the summer before bringing them back to farms in the villages below for the winter. The herders spend the summer living in a mountain hut called an Alm, often without electricity in a tradition going back centuries. This year brought an unusually high number of cattle fatalities during the summer, which farmers attribute to poisoning from natural causes. In the last few months there have also been several cases of fatal attacks by cattle against hikers, also an unusual occurrence. Read more

An Antonov cargo plane carrying military equipment onboard takes off from the Leipzig/Halle airport in Schkeuditz, eastern Germany, on early September 5, 2014. The plane brings the first delivery of military equipment to northern Iraq to support Iraqi Kurds battling jihadist militants fighting for the Islamic State.

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An Antonov cargo plane carrying military equipment onboard takes off from the Leipzig/Halle airport in Schkeuditz, eastern Germany on early Friday

A worker pushes a cart among shelves lined with goods at an Amazon warehouse on September 4, 2014 in Brieselang, Germany. Germany is online retailer Amazon's second largest market after the USA. Amazon is currently in a standoff with several book publishers over sales conditions and prices for e-books, and hundreds of authors in the US and Europe have written letters in support of the publishers.

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A worker pushes a cart among shelves lined with goods at an Amazon warehouse on Thursday in Brieselang, Germany. Germany is the online retailer’s second largest market after the US

A dog is seen in front of a graffiti fea...A dog is seen in front of a graffiti featuring dogs on September 1, 2014 in Frankfurt / Main, Germany.

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A dog is seen in front of a graffiti featuring dogs in Frankfurt, Germany. Read more

A hiker makes his way through the vineyards  near Fellbach, southern Germany, Wednesday Aug. 27, 2014.  Weather forecasts predict  less rain and rising temperatures for Germany.

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A hiker makes his way through the vineyards near Fellbach, southern Germany on Wednesday

Graffiti depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel and text reading "Money vs Morals" is sprayed on a fence surrounding the construction site for the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, August 6, 2014. The ECB council will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday.

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Graffiti depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel and text reading “Money kills Morals” is sprayed on a fence surrounding the construction site for the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt

A stroller with umbrella walks on a landing stage  at Lake Steinhuder Meer near Mardorf, northern Germany. Weather forecasts predict changeable weather for the next few days.

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A stroller with umbrella walks on a landing stage at Lake Steinhuder Meer near Mardorf, northern Germany. Weather forecasts predict changeable weather for the next few days.

The German soccer squad  arrives in central Berlin Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Germany s World Cup-winning team has returned home  from Brazil to celebrate the country s fourth title with huge crowds of fans. The team s Boeing 747 touched down at Berlin s Tegel airport midmorning Tuesday after flying a lap of honor over the  fan mile  in front of the landmark Brandenburg Gate.

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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