Visitors stand in front of the monumental panoramic artwork ‘Great Barrier Reef’, which is printed on cloth widths, of artist Yadegar Asisi during a press preview at the Asisi Panometer in Leipzig, central Germany, Friday. On a 1:1 scale, the panorama presents the unique underwater world of the coral reef off the coast of Australia in all its fragile beauty and complexity
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A worker walks past a bucket-wheel excavator in the Welzow Sued open-pit lignite coal mine on Friday near Welzow, Germany
A Hyundai N 50 Gran Turismo concept automobile, produced by Hyundai Motor Co., sits on display at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany
BMW CEO Harald Krueger is helped after he collapsed at a presentation during the media day at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany
Veiled Infiniti cars are pictured during the media day at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany.
Young seals waiting to be fed at the seal sanctuary in Norden, Germany
The early morning sun shines on columns of smoke rising from the chimneys of the coal power plant in Hohenhameln, Germany, on Thursday
German Chancellor Angela Merkel winks at a colleague in the parliament building in Berlin, Germany. The German parliament continues to discuss the budget for 2016
The so-called “Stone Age”-travellers, Lukas Heinen, Veronika Hocke and Marco Hocke walk in the forest near Altenbeken, western Germany, on their way from Detmold to Bonn
Anky van Grunsven ot the Netherlands competes on Whizashiningwalla BB during the Reining team final at the FEI European Championships in Aachen, Germany, Friday
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Two cyclists and their dog silhouette against the evening sky in Klein Guebs, a village close to Magdeburg, eastern Germany, as Magdeburg’s Cathedral can be seen in the background.
Cyclists reflect in a puddle and silhouette against the sky as sun sets near Guelpe, northeastern Germany
The one month old elephant Anjuli plays with her sister Shila on World Elephant Day at the Hagenbecks zoo in Hamburg, Germany.
Cosplayers pose for a photo during the Gamescom fair in Cologne, Germany. The Gamescom convention, Europe’s largest video games trade fair
Visitors walk between the slabs at the holocaust memorial in Berlin, Germany.
A woman tests a virtual reality headset “VR One” developed by a German manufacturer Zeiss at the Gamescom 2015 fair in Cologne, Germany on Wednesday. The Gamescom convention, Europe’s largest video games trade fair
A mural on the side of communist-era apartment blocks shows a father tossing his daughter into the air 5 in Hoyerswerda, Germany. Hoyerswerda was largely built by the communist East German authorities in the 1950s in order to house workers needed for nearby coal mines, power plants and factories, and by 1981 had a population of over 70,000. After the collapse of the communist government in 1989 the factories shut down and coal production declined, resulting in a population that has sunk to around 34,000 today, making Hoyerswerda the city with the starkest population decline in Germany. 25 years since German reunification eastern Germany is struggling with a low birth rate, rural emigration and unemployment rates higher than in western Germany.
A Polish harvest helper poses with German ‘Virgin’ tobacco in a field in Bad Krozingen, Germany on Wednesday
Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi of Italy pulls a wheelie during the first training session of the MotoGP Grand Prix of Germany at the Sachsenring Circuit on Friday in Hohenstein-Ernstthal, eastern Germany.
A model wears a creation of designer Anja Gockel Spring/Summer 2015 fashion collection during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin on Wednesday