A walker passes wicker beach chairs in Cuxhaven-Doese, Germany, which have been removed for transportation to their winter quarters
Guidelines on a rack showing where to place books during preparations for the forthcoming book fair in Frankfurt. The largest event of its kind runs from October 9 to October 13 and features the literature of Brazil as its guest of honour. Read more
A woman wears a colourful headscarf at the Centrum mosque in Hamburg, during an open day for mosques in Germany on Thursday. Read more
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Bundeswehr snipers take part in annual military exercises near Munster, Germany.
Morning fog covers the view to sail boats that anchor at the river Elbe in Dresden, southeast Germany. Read more
Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer and German chancellor Angela Merkel hug before a parliamentary group meeting of the Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union in Berlin Read more
An election poster with a picture of Guido Westerwelle of the FDP is taken down in Neukirchen-Vlyun, Germany. The FDP, for the first time since the existence of the Federal Republic of Germany, has failed to win seats in the federal parliament.
Storks fly over a meadow near Garding, northern Germany on Friday. Read more
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Workers sit in an empty beer tent as preparations get under way for Oktoberfest, the world’s biggest beer festival, at the Theresienwiese fairgrounds in Munich, Germany. This year’s festival opens on Saturday and runs until October 6.