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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. 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

A worker pushes a cart among shelves lined with goods at an Amazon warehouse on September 4, 2014 in Brieselang, Germany. Germany is online retailer Amazon's second largest market after the USA. Amazon is currently in a standoff with several book publishers over sales conditions and prices for e-books, and hundreds of authors in the US and Europe have written letters in support of the publishers.

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A worker pushes a cart among shelves lined with goods at an Amazon warehouse on Thursday in Brieselang, Germany. Germany is the online retailer’s second largest market after the US

A dog is seen in front of a graffiti fea...A dog is seen in front of a graffiti featuring dogs on September 1, 2014 in Frankfurt / Main, Germany.

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A dog is seen in front of a graffiti featuring dogs in Frankfurt, Germany. 

A hiker makes his way through the vineyards  near Fellbach, southern Germany, Wednesday Aug. 27, 2014.  Weather forecasts predict  less rain and rising temperatures for Germany.

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A hiker makes his way through the vineyards near Fellbach, southern Germany on Wednesday

Graffiti depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel and text reading "Money vs Morals" is sprayed on a fence surrounding the construction site for the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, August 6, 2014. The ECB council will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday.

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Graffiti depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel and text reading “Money kills Morals” is sprayed on a fence surrounding the construction site for the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt

A stroller with umbrella walks on a landing stage  at Lake Steinhuder Meer near Mardorf, northern Germany. Weather forecasts predict changeable weather for the next few days.

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A stroller with umbrella walks on a landing stage at Lake Steinhuder Meer near Mardorf, northern Germany. Weather forecasts predict changeable weather for the next few days.

The German soccer squad  arrives in central Berlin Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Germany s World Cup-winning team has returned home  from Brazil to celebrate the country s fourth title with huge crowds of fans. The team s Boeing 747 touched down at Berlin s Tegel airport midmorning Tuesday after flying a lap of honor over the  fan mile  in front of the landmark Brandenburg Gate.

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The German football team arrives in central Berlin on Tuesday. Germany’s World Cup-winning team has returned home from Brazil to celebrate the country s fourth title with huge crowds of fans lining the streets

A model wears a creation of Miranda Konstantinodou's Spring/Summer 2015 collection during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, Germany, Friday, July 11, 2014.

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A model wears a creation of Miranda Konstantinodou’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, Germany, Friday 

A FIFA official tests the pitch as rain pours down prior to the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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A Fifa official tests the pitch as rain pours down before the group G World Cup football match between the US and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil 

Morning fog covers the valleys near Bernbeuren, southern Germany, at sunrise.

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Morning fog covers the valleys near Bernbeuren, southern Germany, at sunrise.

RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE, MANDATORY M...RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE, MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION, TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION  A graffiti depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seen on June 23, 2014 on the wall in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt / Main, Germany.   AFP PHOTO / DPA/ BORIS ROESSLER /GERMANY OUTBORIS ROESSLER/AFP/Getty Images

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A graffiti depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seen on the wall in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany 

Rescue workers transport equipment into a police helicopter near the entrance to the Riesending vertical cave after the final phase of the transport of injured spelunker Johann Westhauser to the surface on June 19, 2014 near Marktschellenberg, Germany. Westhauser received a severe head injury when he was struck by rocks in the cave on June 8, 1,000 meters below the surface, and emergency crews from Germany, Italy and other nations have been working around the clock in an arduous effort to save him. Westhauser was among explorers who first discovered the cave, which is over 20 kilometers long, in 1995.

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Rescue workers transport equipment into a police helicopter near the entrance to the Riesending vertical cave after the final phase of the transport of injured spelunker Johann Westhauser to the surface on Thursday near Marktschellenberg, Germany

Girls dressed in  traditional clothes of the Sorbs prepare for  the Corpus Christi procession in Crostwitz, eastern, Germany, Thursday,June 19, 2014. The Catholic Sorbs are a Slavic minority   located near the German-Polish border.

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Girls dressed in traditional garb of the Sorbs prepare for the Corpus Christi procession in Crostwitz, eastern Germany. The Catholic Sorbs are a Slavic minority residing near the German-Polish border.

Portugal's Ronaldo fights for the ball with Germany's Lahm, Mertesacker and Neuer during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador...Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo (2nd R) fights for the ball with Germany's Philipp Lahm (L-R), Per Mertesacker and Manuel Neuer during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador June 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (BRAZIL  - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

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Portugal‘s Cristiano Ronaldo (2nd R) fights for the ball with Germany‘s Philipp Lahm (L-R), Per Mertesacker and Manuel Neuer during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador June 16, 2014. 

An aerial bomb is detonated in a railway area in Leipzig

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An aerial bomb explodes near railway lines in Leipzig, Germany. A bomb disposal team detonated the American aircraft device after it was discovered during construction works

A man plays with a ball at sunset on June 10, 2014 in Berlin.

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A man plays with a ball at sunset on Wednesday in Berlin

Lightning is pictured on June 10, 2014 o...Lightning is pictured on June 10, 2014 over Algermissen, Germany. Violent storms killed at least six people in western Germany overnight, felling trees and snarling road and rail traffic, authorities said Tuesday.  AFP PHOTO / DPA/ JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE /GERMANY OUTJULIAN STRATENSCHULTE/AFP/Getty Images

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Lightning is pictured over Algermissen, Germany. Violent storms killed at least six people in western Germany overnight, felling trees and snarling road and rail traffic, authorities said on Tuesday