German Vice Chancellor, Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel (top, C) gives a statement on a decision decision of the country’s Constitutional Court on the approval of the planned EU-Canada free trade deal in Berlin. Photo Kay Nietfeld/dpa/AFP/Getty
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Greek presidental guards walk down from the ancient Acropolis in Athens as people gather during a ceremony marking the liberation of the city from the German occupiers during the World War II. Photo Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images
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Windmills are seen through the morning mist rising from a field in Sehnde near Hanover, northern Germany
The dossier of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is seen on the meeting table prior to the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin
Acrobats rehearsing their performance at the stand of the German ‘Busch und Jaeger’ household electronics company at the international consumer electronics fair IFA, on the day before the fair’s opening in Berlin, Germany on Thursday
Syrian refugees who have found asylum in Germany are at the launch of a program to train Syrians in construction at the education centre of the engineer forces of the German army Bundeswehr in Ingolstadt. The program is aimed at helping those who will perhaps one day return to Syria to help in the war-torn country’s reconstruction, but also to give them training to help them find jobs in the construction sector in Germany.
A visitor of the “Suedbad” public open air swimming pool slides down into the refreshing water on August 24, 2016 in Hameln, northern Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Vice Chancellor, Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel hand over birthday flowers to State Minister at the Foreign Ministry Michael Roth before the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin
A worker paints a model of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate Quadriga in the landscape park Miniwelt (Miniworld) in Lichtenstein, eastern Germany
A soldier stands next to various overalls at the Bundeswehr ABC defence battalion 750 in Bruchsal, Germany
The sun is seen through the cloudy sky, beside the bronze sculpture of Victoria, in Berlin
Sightseers visit an incorporated oversized crop circle in a cornfield, not far from the small community of Mammendorf near Munich, southern Germany
An aerial view shows people strolling through a crop circle on a field near Mammendorf, southern Germany
Graffiti artists Oguz Sen (L) and Justus Becker (R) make the finishing touches to a new mural of drowned refugee Aylan Kurdi, at Osthafen in Frankfurt Main, Germany.
Maja, a 40-year-old elephant, peeks into a bakery while one of her minders eats a sandwich during a stroll through the neighborhood with her minders from a nearby circus in Berlin, Germany
Visitors watch from a beach the sailing ship “Thor Heyerdahl” and others while sailing out of the Bay of Kiel during the annual Windjammer parade in Kiel, Germany
People pass by the office of the representation of the European Commission in Germany in Berlin
A Northern Ireland fan before the match against Germany during Euro 2016 at Parc des Princes, Paris, France
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel watches how lemonade is mixed as part of a children’s experiment during her visit at a kindergarten in Berlin, Germany.
Matthias Mueller, CEO of Volkswagen AG, attends a press conference at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany