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Pet Horstmann, head of the Fahrradhof bi...Pet Horstmann, head of the Fahrradhof bike shop in Altlandsberg, eastern Germany, looks out of his house decorated with 210 old bikes, on March 11, 2014. Inside, the shop offers more than 1,000 new bikes for sale.           AFP PHOTO / DPA / PATRICK PLEUL / GERMANY OUTPATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images

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Pet Horstmann of the Fahrradhof bike shop in Altlandsberg, Germany, surrounded by old bikes hanging from the outside of his house. Inside, the shop offers more than 1,000 new bikes for sale Read more

A man takes pictures of a carnival float depicting Russia's president Vladimir Putin  flexing his muscles and a bomb reading ' Crimea', prior to the traditional carnival parade in Duesseldorf, western Germany. The street spectacles in the carnival centers of Duesseldorf, Mainz and Cologne, are watched by hundreds of thousands of people and are the highlight of Germany's carnival season called Rosenmontag (Rose Monday).

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A man takes pictures of a carnival float depicting Russia’s president Vladimir Putin flexing his muscles shaped like a bomb reading “Crimea”, ahead of the traditional carnival parade in Duesseldorf, western Germany. The street spectacles in the carnival centres of Duesseldorf, Mainz and Cologne are watched by hundreds of thousands of people and are the highlight of Germany’s carnival season called Rosenmontag (Rose Monday).

The Carnival parade float satirizing FIFA under the slogan 'The whole truth' pictured on Tuesday in Mainz, Germany. The subject will show that the 'high-gloss facade World Cup' which is one side of the business. That the world football organization also has another side with corruption of high officials and by a multi-billion dollar power. The Mainz Carnival parade will be held on Rose Monday, on March 3rd, and is known for poking fun at politicians and celebrities.

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A Mainz Carnival parade float satirises Fifa, the football governing body. The annual parade in the German city will be held on Rose Monday, March 3, and is known for poking fun at politicians and celebrities

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Members of the German team celebrate their 3-2 win over Japan in the Sochi Winter Olympics women’s ice hockey game at Shayba Arena

German Economy Minister and vice-chancel...German Economy Minister and vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (C) gives a statement on February 12, 2014 in Berlin. The German government expects growth of Europe's top economy to pick up sharply this year and next, driven largely by domestic demand, Gabriel said.     AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELEJOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

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Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s energy and economy minister, gives a statement in Berlin. The German government expects growth to pick up sharply this year and next, driven largely by domestic demand, Mr Gabriel said. Read more

The Sumatra Orang-Utan Matra (R) holds h...The Sumatra Orang-Utan Matra (R) holds her one week old baby and smooches with her other daughter Jolie in the enclosure at the zoo Hellabrunn in Munich, southern Germany on February 7, 2014. The little Orang-Utan baby was born in the zoo on January 31, 2014 and hasn't been named yet.

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A Sumatran orangutan holds her one-week old baby and smooches with her other daughter Jolie in the enclosure at the Hellabrunn zoo in Munich, Germany. The baby was born on January 31 but has yet to be names Read more

Fog covers the valleys in front of the Alpine panorama pictured from the Auerberg mountain near Stoetten, southern Germany.

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Fog covers the valleys in front of the Alpine panorama pictured from the Auerberg mountain near Stoetten, southern Germany

Two hikers walk past snow covered trees in the Thuringian Forest near Masserberg, central Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2013.

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Two hikers walk past snow-covered trees in the Thuringian Forest near Masserberg, central Germany

A man visits the snow covered Holocaust Memorial at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Berlin, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. The German parliament Bundestag will hold a special remembrance session at the Reichstag building in commemoration of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp on Jan. 27, 1045.

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A man visits the Holocaust Memorial at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Berlin. The German parliament, the Bundestag, held a special remembrance session at the Reichstag building in commemoration of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp on January 27, 1945.

A man walks on January 24, 2014 in a sno...A man walks on January 24, 2014 in a snowy landscape in Friesenried.

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A man walks in a snowy landscape in Friesenried, GermanyRead more