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A man clears  away snow at an open air beer garden  on Great Arber mountain, near Bayerisch Eisenstein southern Germany.

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A man clears away snow at an open air beer garden on Great Arber mountain, near Bayerisch Eisenstein southern Germany.

Strollers watch the sunset at the Olympic park in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday evening, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/dpa, Sven Hoppe)

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Strollers watch the sunset at the Olympic park in Munich, southern Germany

A Lufthansa aircraft lands at the Frankfurt, central Germany, airport Monday morning. The Vereinigung Cockpit union announced a 35-hour strike at Lufthansa's short-haul fleet starting mid-Monday, the latest in a string of walkouts over retirement benefits.

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A Lufthansa aircraft lands at the Frankfurt, central Germany, airport Monday morning. The Vereinigung Cockpit union announced a 35-hour strike at Lufthansa’s short-haul fleet starting mid-Monday, the latest in a string of walkouts over retirement benefits

Dog "Lotti" wears a traditional Bavarian...Dog "Lotti" wears a traditional Bavarian "Dirndl" dress on September 29, 2014 in Straubing, southern Germany. Animal fashion designer Hildegard Bergbauer designs dog outfits in "Lederhosen" (leather trousers) and "Dirndl" (Heidi-dress) style.

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Dog “Lotti” wears a traditional Bavarian “Dirndl” dress in Straubing, southern Germany. Animal fashion designer Hildegard Bergbauer designs dog outfits in “Lederhosen” (leather trousers) and “Dirndl” (Heidi-dress) style. 

Farmer Harald Wenske drives his boat, loaded with pumpkins, on a so-called Fliess, which is a water vein of the river Spree near the village of Lehde, eastern Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/dpa, Patrick Pleul)

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Farmer Harald Wenske drives his boat, loaded with pumpkins, on a so-called Fliess, which is a water vein of the river Spree near the village of Lehde, eastern Germany 

German Chancellor Merkel and Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani listen to national anthems before talks at the Chancellery in Berlin...German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2nd L) and Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (L) listen to their national anthems before talks at the Chancellery in Berlin, September 17, 2014.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Qatar’s Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani listen to their national anthems before talks at the Chancellery in Berlin Germany

The silhouette of a cat walking on top of a fence stands out against the sky during sunrise near Sehnde, Germany on Tuesday. Indian summer, or Altweibersommer (old womens summer) in German, is a weather phenomenon which often brings sunny weather between mid-September and the start of October in parts of central Europe.

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The silhouette of a cat walking on top of a fence stands out against the sky during sunrise near Sehnde, Germany on Tuesday

A spider is seen in its dew covered  web in Hohen Meissner, Germany.

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A spider is seen in its dew covered web in Hohen Meissner, Germany.

Cattle Return From Alpine Summer Grazing...BAD HINDELANG, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 11: Herders dressed in traditional lederhosen lead cattle returning from summer alpine grazing during the annual cattle drive in the Allgaeu region on September 11, 2014 in Bad Hindelang, Germany. Every year cattle herders bring the animals to Bavarian mountain meadows in the spring and remain their through the summer before bringing them back to farms in the villages below for the winter. The herders spend the summer living in a mountain hut called an Alm, often without electricity in a tradition going back centuries. This year brought an unusually high number of cattle fatalities during the summer, which farmers attribute to poisoning from natural causes. In the last few months there have also been several cases of fatal attacks by cattle against hikers, also an unusual occurrence. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)

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Herders dressed in traditional lederhosen lead cattle returning from summer alpine grazing during the annual cattle drive in the Allgaeu region in Bad Hindelang, Germany. Every year cattle herders bring the animals to Bavarian mountain meadows in the spring and remain their through the summer before bringing them back to farms in the villages below for the winter. The herders spend the summer living in a mountain hut called an Alm, often without electricity in a tradition going back centuries. This year brought an unusually high number of cattle fatalities during the summer, which farmers attribute to poisoning from natural causes. In the last few months there have also been several cases of fatal attacks by cattle against hikers, also an unusual occurrence. 

An Antonov cargo plane carrying military equipment onboard takes off from the Leipzig/Halle airport in Schkeuditz, eastern Germany, on early September 5, 2014. The plane brings the first delivery of military equipment to northern Iraq to support Iraqi Kurds battling jihadist militants fighting for the Islamic State.

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An Antonov cargo plane carrying military equipment onboard takes off from the Leipzig/Halle airport in Schkeuditz, eastern Germany on early Friday