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Windmills are seen through the morning mist rising from a field in Sehnde near Hanover, northern Germany

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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 on September 14, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images

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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' houshold electronics company at the international consumer electronics fair IFA, on the day before the fair's opening in Berlin, Germany, 01 September 2016.

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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 trained by instructors of the German army Bundeswehr at the launch of a program to train Syrians in construction on September 1, 2016 in Ingolstadt, Germany. 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. Syrians were the biggest national group to arrive in Germany among the one million refugees and migrants who arrived in Germany last year.  (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images,)

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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 in Hameln, northern Germany

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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 (R) hand over birthday flowers to State Minister at the Foreign Ministry Michael Roth (L) before the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin on August 24, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZTOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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, on July 26, 2016. The pattern has a diameter of 180 meters. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Sven Hoppe / Germany OUTSVEN HOPPE/AFP/Getty Images

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An aerial view shows people strolling through a crop circle on a field near Mammendorf, southern Germany 

epa05406928 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, 04 July 2016. After the previous picture was daubed with slogans, the new image shows a living, laughing Aylan surrounded by stuffed toys.

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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.

BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 01:  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 on July 1, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Maja performs daily at Circus Busch and circus workers take her on walks among the nearby apartment buildings to vacant lots where she likes to eat the grass. City authorities sanction the outings and federal regulations reportedly encourage activities for elephants to stimulate the animals' cognitive awareness.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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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 

KIEL, GERMANY - JUNE 25: 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 on June 25, 2016 in Kiel, Germany. The annual Tall Ships Parade, in which many of the world's largest traditional sailing ships participate, is the highlight of the Kieler Woche (Kiel Week), the world's biggest regatta and sailing event. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)

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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 on June 24, 2016.  Britain has voted to break out of the European Union, striking a thunderous blow against the bloc and spreading panic through world markets on June 24 as sterling collapsed to a 31-year low.  / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images

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People pass by the office of the representation of the European Commission in Germany in Berlin

Football Soccer - Northern Ireland v Germany - EURO 2016 - Group C - Parc des Princes, Paris, France - 21/6/16 Northern Ireland fan before the match

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A Northern Ireland fan before the match against Germany during Euro 2016 at Parc des Princes, Paris, France

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, Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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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.

epa05368863 Matthias Mueller, CEO of Volkswagen AG, attends a press conference at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, 16 June 2016. The German carmaker Volkswagen (VW) introduced its strategy until the year of 2025.  EPA/JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE

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Matthias Mueller, CEO of Volkswagen AG, attends a press conference at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany

Sorbian Minority Celebrates Corpus Christi

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Girls wearing traditional Sorbian festive dress arrive back in church to continue mass following the annual Sorbian Corpus Christi procession on Thursday in Crostwitz, Germany

A camera screen shows German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere as he addresses a press conference after releasing the crime statistics in Germany for 2015, in Berlin on May 23, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images

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A camera screen shows German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere as he addresses a press conference after releasing the crime statistics in Germany for 2015, in Berlin