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Revellers take part in the traditional "Weiberfastnacht" (Women's Carnival) celebration in Mainz, Germany

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Revellers take part in the traditional “Weiberfastnacht” (Women’s Carnival) celebration in Mainz, Germany

Daimler AGÂ CEO Dieter Zetsche reacts as he attends the annual press conference of German automotive corporation Daimler in Stuttgart, Germany

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Daimler AGÂ CEO Dieter Zetsche reacts as he attends the annual press conference of German automotive corporation Daimler in Stuttgart, Germany

A sunbeam illuminates the eye of a zebra in the zoo of  Frankfurt, central  Germany, Tuesday Jan. 26,  2016. Weather forecasts predict rising temperatures for Germany.   (Boris Roessler/dpa via AP)

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A sunbeam illuminates the eye of a zebra in the zoo of Frankfurt, Germany

A skier makes her way down the Grosser Arber mountain in Bayerisch Eisenstein east of Regensburg, southern Germany, on January 21, 2016

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A skier makes her way down the Grosser Arber mountain in Bayerisch Eisenstein east of Regensburg, southern Germany, on Thursday

A model wears a creation of designer Anja Gockel during the Fashion Week in Berlin, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. The Fall/Winter 2016/2017 collections are presented during the Berlin Fashion Week from Jan. 18 to 22.

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A model wears a creation of designer Anja Gockel during the Fashion Week in Berlin, Wednesday. The Fall/Winter 2016/2017 collections are presented during the Berlin Fashion Week, which started on Monday

A model wears a creation of Lena Hoschek during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.

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A model wears a creation by Lena Hoschek during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, Germany

Cloud factory...epa05109046 An aerial view from a small plane on the steam emission of the brown coal power plant of Vattenfall AG in Janschwalde, Germany

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An aerial view from a small plane on the steam emission of the brown coal power plant of Vattenfall AG in Janschwalde, Germany 

A man with an umbrella walks alongside the river Spree on a rainy winter day in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016.

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A man with an umbrella walks alongside the river Spree on a rainy winter day in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sings ca...German Chancellor Angela Merkel sings carols with children dressed as the Three Kings at the Chancellery in Berlin during the Wise Men singing event on January 5, 2016. / AFP / TOBIAS SCHWARZTOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel sings carols with children dressed as the Three Kings at the Chancellery in Berlin during the Wise Men singing event 

Members of German federal police Bundespolizei demonstrate their skills during a presentation of the new unit for arrests and securing evidence (BFE) in Ahrensfelde near Berlin, Germany on Wednesday

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Members of German federal police Bundespolizei demonstrate their skills during a presentation of the new unit for arrests and securing evidence (BFE) in Ahrensfelde near Berlin, Germany on Wednesday

A man sells balloons in the city centre of Hanover, central Germany, on December 16, 2015.

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A man sells balloons in the city centre of Hanover, central Germany, on Wednesday

German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a  toy wolf she got as a present during a party convention of the Christian Democrats (CDU) in Karlsruhe, Germany, Monday, Dec. 14, 2015.   Merkel faces a congress of her conservative party amid tensions over her management of the migrant influx.  ( AP Photo/Michael Probst)

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a toy wolf she got as a present during a party convention of the Christian Democrats (CDU) in Karlsruhe, Germany

Journalists hover in a cage over fog covered Frankfurt am Main to watch the construction site of the Henninger tower in Frankfurt am Main, central Germany, on Tuesday

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Journalists hover in a cage over fog covered Frankfurt am Main to watch the construction site of the Henninger tower in Frankfurt am Main, central Germany, on Tuesday

Two penguins swim in their pool while others stand outside the water in their enclosure in the zoo in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

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Two penguins swim in their pool while others stand outside the water in their enclosure at Frankfurt Zoo

Silberberg Tunnel on the new ICE route...epa05058295 Construction workers stand next to the tracks for the future German high-speed ICE train route inside the 'Silberberg Tunnel' near Grossbreitenbach, Germany, 07 December 2015. The Silberberg Tunnel is 7,391 meters long and the second longest tunnel on the new route between Ebensfeld and Erfurt.  EPA/MARTIN†SCHUTT

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Construction workers stand next to the tracks for the future German high-speed ICE train route inside the Silberberg Tunnel near Grossbreitenbach, Germany 

A jogger is silhouetted as he passes by a bridge over the river Elbe in Dresden, eastern Germany, Friday morning, Dec. 4, 2015.

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A jogger is silhouetted as he passes by a bridge over the river Elbe in Dresden, eastern Germany, Friday morning

Micaela Widmer of Switzerland competes during the women's race at the Skeleton World Cup in Altenberg, eastern Germany, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

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Micaela Widmer of Switzerland competes during the women’s race at the Skeleton World Cup in Altenberg, eastern Germany, Friday

Snow-covered trees are mirrored in the water of the Weissensee lake near Fuessen, southern Germany, on Thursday.

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Snow-covered trees are mirrored in the water of the Weissensee lake near Fuessen, southern Germany, on Thursday

A plane crosses contrails as it prepares to land at the airport in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on November 16, 2015.

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A plane crosses contrails as it prepares to land at the airport in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on Monday

Carnival revellers celebrate the start of the carnival season in Cologne...Carnival revellers throw confetti as they celebrate the start of the carnival season in Cologne November 11, 2015. In many parts of Germany, at 11:11am on November 11, people mark the official start of carnival, a season of controlled raucous fun that reaches a climax during the days before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent.      REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

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Carnival revellers throw confetti as they celebrate the start of the carnival season in Cologne November. In many parts of Germany, at 11:11am on November 11, people mark the official start of carnival