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In December born male zebra Jambo, left, plays with it's mother as it is enjoying the outdoor enclosure while shown to public for the first time at the Zoo in Wuppertal, Germany, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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Jambo, a four-month-old zebra, plays with its mother while being shown to the public for the first time at the zoo in Wuppertal, Germany Read more

German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives a flower from a humanoid robot decorated with typical Dutch attributes - a traditional dress and a tulip - during the official opening of the Hannover Messe industrial trade fair in Hanover, central Germany on April 7, 2014. The Netherlands is the partner country of this year's trade fair running from April 7 to 11, 2014 and presenting a cross section of key industrial technologies.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives a flower from a robot decorated with typical Dutch attributes − a traditional dress and a tulip − during the official opening of the Hannover Messe industrial trade fair in central Germany on Monday.

Empty luggage carts stand Frankfurt am Main airport, western Germany. German airline Lufthansa, which is currently battling the biggest strike in its history, expects normal services to be up and running on Saturday, 5th April 2014.

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Luggage carts stand empty at Frankfurt am Main airport, as German airline Lufthansa is hit by the biggest strike in its history. Normal services are expected to resume on Saturday.

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Pupils take “selfies” with Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, as she arrives at Robert-Jungk Europe high school as part of the Europe-Project day, in Berlin.

Lemur offspring at Eberswalder Zoo...epa04139812 A photo made available on 25 March 2014 shows a female ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) carrying her twin offspring at their enclosure at the zoo in Eberswalde, Germany, 24 March 2014. Several monkeys were reported to have given birth to their offspring at the zoo in the past weeks.

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A female ring-tailed lemur carrying her twin offspring at their enclosure at the zoo in Eberswalde, Germany. Several monkeys were reported to have given birth to their offspring at the zoo in the past weeks. Read more

Seal "Steffi" kisses circus assistant Victoria during a photo call at the Circus Charles Knie in Hanover, central Germany. The circus with 110 animals and 100 employees gives guest performances in Hanover until April 6, 2014.

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Seal “Steffi” kisses circus assistant Victoria during a photo call at the Circus Charles Knie in Hanover, central Germany. The circus with 110 animals and 100 employees gives guest performances in Hanover until April 6, 2014.

An elephant stretches its trunk towards the photographer's lens during a photo call at the Circus Charles Knie in Hanover, central Germany, on March 24, 2014. The circus with 110 animals and 100 employees gives guest performances in Hanover until April 6, 2014.

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An elephant stretches its trunk towards the photographer’s lens during a photo call at the Circus Charles Knie in Hanover, central Germany, on Monday. The circus with 110 animals and 100 employees gives guest performances in Hanover until April 6, 2014.

Chinese artist  Zhang Xun  poses in a installation created in a special 3D-technique during a press preview in the exhibition 'You Are The Art' ('Du bist die Kunst') by a Chinese artist group at Augustusburg castle in Augustusburg, Germany, Friday, March 21, 2014. Visitors are invited to take pictures of themselves interacting with the art and to share the results on social networks. The exhibition includes 23 paintings and lasts from  March 22, 2014  to June 22, 2014.

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Chinese artist Zhang Xun poses in a installation created in a special 3D-technique during a press preview in the exhibition ‘You Are The Art’ (‘Du bist die Kunst’) by a Chinese artist group at Augustusburg castle in Augustusburg, Germany. Visitors are invited to take pictures of themselves interacting with the art and to share the results on social networks. The exhibition includes 23 paintings and lasts from Saturday until June 22.

Twin polar bear cubs stand with their mother Giovanna in their enclosure at Tierpark Hellabrunn in Munich...Twin polar bear cubs stand with their mother Giovanna in their enclosure at Tierpark Hellabrunn in Munich, March 19, 2014.  The 14 week-old cubs, who made their first public appearance on Wednesday, have yet to be named.      REUTERS/Michael Dalder (GERMANY  - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)

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Twin polar bear cubs stand with their mother Giovanna in their enclosure at Tierpark Hellabrunn in Munich. The 14-week-old cubs, who made their first public appearance on Wednesday, have yet to be named.

Andreas Vosskuhle (4th R) President of Germany's Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht ) and his colleagues of the second senate, take of their hats prior to the pronouncement of the verdict on the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) at the constitutional court in Karlsruhe, March 18, 2014. Germany's Constitutional Court confirmed on Tuesday the legality of the euro zone's bailout fund, upholding a preliminary ruling from the height of the debt crisis in 2012 that gave an initial green light to the ESM.  The court in Karlsruhe reiterated that the 700 billion euro ($975 billion) fund did not violate the rights of the Bundestag to decide on budgetary matters as long as the lower house of parliament had sufficient oversight powers over the ESM.     REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)

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Germany’s constitutional court on Tuesday lifted a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the eurozone bailout fund by ruling that it was legal, as long as the German parliament had enough supervision rights