Women dressed as witches travel on an HSB light railway train through the Harz mountains to celebrate the Walpurgisnacht pagan festival. Legend has it that on Walpurgisnacht, or May eve, witches fly their broomsticks to meet the devil at the summit of the Brocken, the highest peak of the Harz range, Germany.
An aerial view shows a rapeseed field near Muencheberg, eastern Germany, on Tuesday
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is flanked by his lawyers as he arrives at court in Munich, Germany. Mr Ecclestone went on trial accused of bribery in a case that threatens a jail term for the Briton Read more
Jambo, a four-month-old zebra, plays with its mother while being shown to the public for the first time at the zoo in Wuppertal, Germany Read more
German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives a flower from a robot decorated with typical Dutch attributes − a traditional dress and a tulip − during the official opening of the Hannover Messe industrial trade fair in central Germany on Monday.
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Luggage carts stand empty at Frankfurt am Main airport, as German airline Lufthansa is hit by the biggest strike in its history. Normal services are expected to resume on Saturday.
Pupils take “selfies” with Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, as she arrives at Robert-Jungk Europe high school as part of the Europe-Project day, in Berlin.
A female ring-tailed lemur carrying her twin offspring at their enclosure at the zoo in Eberswalde, Germany. Several monkeys were reported to have given birth to their offspring at the zoo in the past weeks. Read more
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Seal “Steffi” kisses circus assistant Victoria during a photo call at the Circus Charles Knie in Hanover, central Germany. The circus with 110 animals and 100 employees gives guest performances in Hanover until April 6, 2014.