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Seagulls sit on poles in Friedrichshafen at the Bodensee (Lake Constance), southern Germany. Photo Lino Mirgeler/dpa/AFP/Getty 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a session at the Bundestag (lower house of parliament) on November 23, 2016 in Berlin. Merkel addressed the parliament on key domestic and foreign issues during a week of budget debate. / AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZTOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a session at the Bundestag in Berlin. Merkel addressed the parliament on key domestic and foreign issues during a week of budget debate. Photo Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty

U.S. President Barack Obama is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel upon his arrival at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, November 17, 2016.      REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch  - RTX2U4LR

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U.S. President Barack Obama is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel upon his arrival at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. Photo Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters 

Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller places a rose in a crack during the central event to commemorate the 1989 Peaceful Revolution in the GDR at the Berlin Wall memorial site in Berlin, Germany, 09 November 2016. 09 November marks a significant date in German history when both the Fall of the Wall as well as the Kristallnacht (Cyrstal Night, or Night of Broken Glass) are commemorated.  EPA/MAURIZIO GAMBARINI

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Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller places a rose in a crack during the central event to commemorate the 1989 Peaceful Revolution in the GDR at the Berlin Wall memorial site in Berlin, Germany. November 9 marks a significant date in German history when both the Fall of the Wall as well as the Kristallnacht (Cyrstal Night, or Night of Broken Glass) are commemorated. Photo Maurizio Gambarini/EPA

Fishermen hold a net with carps during the fish harvest of the Muritz-Plau fishing company at a pond in Boek, northeastern Germany, on November 8, 2016. The company expects a harvest of around 35 tons of table carps that will be sold during the year-end business. Carp is a traditional dish in Germany for the New Year's Eve. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Bernd Wastneck / Germany OUTBERND WUSTNECK/AFP/Getty Images

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Fishermen hold a net with carps during the fish harvest of the Muritz-Plau fishing company at a pond in Boek, northeastern Germany, on November 8, 2016.
The company expects a harvest of around 35 tons of table carps that will be sold during the year-end business. Photo Bernd Wustneck /AFP/Getty Images

A man rides a bicycle between trees at foggy autumn weather with temperatures by five degrees near the village Groebenzell near Munich, southern Germany

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A man rides a bicycle between trees at foggy autumn weather with temperatures by five degrees near the village Groebenzell near Munich, southern Germany. Photo Christof Stache/AFP

Various masks are on sale at the "maskworld" costume store in Berlin

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Various masks are on sale at the “maskworld” costume store in Berlin. Photo Tobias Schwartz/AFP

The installation 'Zeitfeld' by Klaus Rinke in Duesseldorf, Germany, 26 October 2016. The European Summer Time ends on 30 October, when clocks will be set back one hour during the night.  EPA/MAJA HITIJ

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The installation ‘Zeitfeld’ by Klaus Rinke in Duesseldorf, Germany. The European Summer Time ends on October 30 when clocks will be set back one hour during the night. Photo Maja Hitij/EPA 

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, on October 13, 2016 in Berlin. Germany's top court the government the go-ahead to approve a planned EU-Canada free trade deal, in a setback for activists who had sought to block the agreement. The Constitutional Court did set certain conditions however, stipulating that Germany may only commit to the so-called CETA deal if it wins assurances that it can quit the accord at a later stage if asked to do so by the court. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Kay Nietfeld / Germany OUTKAY NIETFELD/AFP/Getty Images

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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 

Greek presidental guards walk down from the ancient Acropolis in Athens, on October 12, 2016, as people gather during a ceremony marking the liberation of the city from the German occupiers during the World War II. / AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKILOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images

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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

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