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A tourist takes pictures of the alpine panorama from a platform on Germany highest mountain, Zugspitze, 2962 meters high, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, on Monday
The evening sky in Schwangau, southern Germany, is illuminated by lightning during thunderstorms
Aerial view of sailing boats that lay in the water of Lake Starnberg which water is covered with pollen near Starnberg, southern Germany
Film dog Tom Tom plays with a camera at a presentation for the dog and cat show in Dortmund, Germany. The eight year old Tibetan terrier played in several TV shows and commercials
Two actors dressed as robots at the launch of the Industry 4-0 platform at the Hannover Messe industrial trade fair in Hanover, Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras listen to their countries’ national anthems upon his arrival for talks at the Chancellery on Monday in Berlin, Germany
A man looks to the art works Erection Molle, right, by artist Pol Bury and ‘Weisse Muehle’ (White Mill), right, by artist Guenther Uecker as part of the ZERO exhibition in Berlin. The exhibition is honoring the German-born ZERO movement, which sought to give a new optimism and a fresh start to art after the gloomy post-World War II years, with a major retrospective.
Helpers in boats lead swans from their wintering grounds back to the Alster river in Hamburg, northern Germany. Around 120 swans were moved from their ice-free winter home back to the city centre
Members of the German parliament vote on financial help for Greece at the German parliament, the Bundestag in Berlin on Friday. Germany‘s Parliament overwhelmingly approved the four-month extension of Greece’s financial bailout on Friday, despite unease over the new government in Athens. Lawmakers voted 542-32 to back the bailout extension. There were 13 abstentions.
Patrick Kueng from Switzerland in action during the last men’s downhill training run of the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Friday
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference with the prime minister of Sweden Stefan Lofven after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany
A carnival float with papier-mache caricatures of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) and a figure representing Greece takes part in the traditional Rose Monday carnival parade in the western German city of Dusseldorf. The parades in Cologne, Mainz and Dusseldorf are the highlight of the German street carnival season.
Costumed participants wearing traditional wooden masks perform in the annual carnival parade on Thursday in Mittenwald, Germany. The German Alpine Karwendel region carnival, or what is locally known as “Fasching,” goes back centuries and is a celebration meant to awaken the ghosts of spring
A papier mache figure for carnival floats depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin is pictured during preparations for the upcoming Rose Monday carnival parade in Mainz on Tuesday