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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 

epa05311531 An activist of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement named 'Sister Dominique' in front of a rainbow flag during an event held in front of the state parliament in Potsdam, Germany, 17 May 2016. The rainbow flag is flying in front of the Brandenburg state parliament on the same day. The flag has been popularised worldwide as a symbol of the LGBT movement.  EPA/RALF HIRSCHBERGER

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An activist of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement named ‘Sister Dominique’ in front of a rainbow flag during an event held in front of the state parliament in Potsdam, Germany 

TOPSHOT - Aerial view taken on May 12, 2016 shows cars driving on the winding L401 country road past rapeseed fields near Nienstedt close to Bad Muender am Deister, central Germany. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Julian Stratenschulte / Germany OUTJULIAN STRATENSCHULTE/AFP/Getty Images

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Cars driving on the winding L401 country road past rapeseed fields near Nienstedt Germany 

A bee collects pollen from a bluebell fl...A bee collects pollen from a bluebell flower at the Herrenhaeuser Gaerten park in Hanover, central Germany, on May 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Sebastian Gollnow / Germany OUTSEBASTIAN GOLLNOW/AFP/Getty Images

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A bee collects pollen from a bluebell flower at the Herrenhaeuser Gaerten park in Hanover, Germany 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel signs an autograph as pupils attempt a selfie upon Merkel's arrival at the French high school (Franzoesisches Gymnasium Berlin) on May 3, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Merkel visited the school to discuss European Union-related issues as part of the EU Project Day, in which German politicians across the country are visiting schools in order to raise awareness among high school of the role of the European Union

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel signs an autograph as pupils attempt a selfie upon Merkel’s arrival at Franzoesisches Gymnasium Berlin, Germany on Tuesday

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wears a 'smart' jacket next to a group of students during a Girls' Day event held at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin, Germany. The jacket displays the temperature and reacts to pickpocketing.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel wears a ‘smart’ jacket next to a group of students during a Girls’ Day event held at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin, Germany. The jacket displays the temperature and reacts to pickpocketing.

US President Barack Obama visits Germany...epa05276425 German†Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) tests a Virtual Reality (VR) goggle next to US†President Barack Obama (L) as they visit the booth of ifm electronic (automation engineering) at the Hannover Messe industrial technology trade fair in Hanover,†Germany, 25 April 2016. The USA is this year's partner country at the trade fair. The US President is on a two-day visit to Germany.  EPA/CHRITSTIAN†CHARISIUS

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel tests a Virtual Reality (VR) goggle next to US President Barack Obama as they visit the booth of ifm electronic (automation engineering) at the Hannover Messe industrial technology trade fair in Hanover, Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the 500th anniversary ceremony of the German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot) in Ingolstadt, Germany, April 22, 2016.  REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the 500th anniversary ceremony of the German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot) in Ingolstadt, Germany

As Refugee Flow Ebbs Germany Concentrates On Integration...BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 14:  Children play as residents look from their window at the container settlement shelter for refugees and migrants in Zehlendorf district on April 14, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Locals, many of them retirees, come to the shelter regularly to help the refugees and migrants, who are from countries including Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo and Serbia. The coalition partners of the German government yesterday announced a new package of legislation that includes measures to foster the integration of refugees who have received asylum status in Germany.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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Children play as residents look from their window at the container settlement shelter for refugees and migrants in Zehlendorf district in Berlin, Germany. Locals, many of them retirees, come to the shelter regularly to help the refugees and migrants 

In this picture taken Tuesday evening, April 5, 2016, a swan floats on lake Weissensee near Fuessen, southern Germany. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)

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A swan floats on lake Weissensee near Fuessen, southern Germany 

An elevated view shows the remains of the production site of poultry farm Wiesenhof in Lohnde, northern Germany after a fire destroyed large parts of the production site.

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An elevated view shows the remains of the production site of a poultry farm at Wiesenhof in Lohnde, northern Germany, after a fire destroyed large parts of the production site. 

Two men silhouette in front of a bright sunny glas door in a corridor of a German parliament building in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, March 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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Two silhouetted men walk infront of a bright sunny glass door in a corridor of a German parliament building in Berlin

Judges of the first senate of the Federa...Judges of the first senate of the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe, southwestern Germany, arrive to open a hearing on the German nuclear phase-out on March 15, 2016 (L-R) Gabriele Britz, Andreas Paulus, Wilhelm Schluckebier, Michael Eichberger, Ferdinand Kirchhof (chairman), Reinhard Gaier, Johannes Masing and Susanne Baer. Three energy giants  went to Germany's top court to challenge the decision by Chancellor Angela Merkel's government to phase out nuclear power after the Fukushima disaster five years ago.

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Judges of the first senate of the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe, southwestern Germany, arrive to open a hearing on the German nuclear phase out 

CeBIT 2016 Digital Technology Trade Fair...HANOVER, GERMANY - MARCH 14:  Visitors walk past a metallic mannequin at the 2016 CeBIT digital technology trade fair on the fair's opening day on March 14, 2016 in Hanover, Germany. The 2016 CeBIT will run from March 14-18.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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Visitors walk past a metallic mannequin at the 2016 CeBIT digital technology trade fair on the fair’s opening day on Monday in Hanover, Germany 

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Volkswagen AG and CEO Matthias Müller covers his face with his hand as he attends an employee meeting at the plant of the German car manufacturer in Wolfsburg

An employee wearing protective gear works in front of a furnace on the premises of Salzgitter AG in Salzgitter, Germany

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An employee wearing protective gear working in front of a furnace on the premises of Salzgitter AG in Salzgitter, Germany

A Peshmerga fighter from Iraq takes part in a training session of the German army Bundeswehr in Munster near Hannover, Germany

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A Peshmerga fighter from Iraq takes part in a training session of the German army (Bundeswehr) in Munster near Hannover, Germany

Penguins at Frankfurt zoo...epaselect epa05176092 A picture made available on 23 February 2016 shows two penguins swimming in a pool at the zoo in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 22 February 2016. The zoo is planning to build a new enclosure for penguins.  EPA/FRANK RUMPENHORST

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Two penguins swim in a pool at the zoo in Frankfurt, Germany, The zoo is planning to build a new enclosure for penguins 

Alpine choughs start from the summit of ...Alpine choughs start from the summit of the 2,224 meters high Nebelhorn mountain near Oberstdorf, southern Germany, towards a snow-covered Alpine panorama, on February 9, 2016. / AFP / dpa / Karl-Josef Hildenbrand / Germany OUTKARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND/AFP/Getty Images

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Alpine choughs at the summit of the 2,224 metre high Nebelhorn mountain near Oberstdorf, southern Germany