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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 

Pilgrims in traditional Bavarian folk costumes attend an outdoor mass to celebrate Ascension (in German called Christi Himmelfahrt) at the open-air altar at Birkenstein on May 29, 2014 near Fischbachau, Germany. Approximately 2,000 pilgrims from 40 different folk group associations participated in the annual event to mark Jesus Christ's ascension to Heaven. Bavaria is predominantly Catholic.

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Pilgrims in traditional Bavarian folk costumes attend an outdoor mass to celebrate Ascension at the open-air altar at Birkenstein on Thursday near Fischbachau, Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tours the exhibition: "The First World War, 1914-1918" ("Der Erster Weltkrieg, 1914-1918") on its official opening at the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin, Germany

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel tours the exhibition: “The First World War, 1914-1918″ (“Der Erster Weltkrieg, 1914-1918″) on its official opening at the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin, Germany

A photographer photographs the curve of the German share price index DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange...A photographer photographs the curve of the German share price index DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange May 15, 2014.     REUTERS/Remote/Fabrizio Bensch     (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS)

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A photographer takes a picture of the curve of the Dax, Germany’s share price index, on a board at the Frankfurt stock exchange. 

Dutch tourist  Nova inspects the dining table inside the 'Crazy House', which is completely built upside-down, in the village of Affoldern near the Edersee lake, May 7, 2014. Three friends came up with the idea to build the tourist attraction, which cost about 200,000 euros and took some six weeks to complete

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Dutch tourist Nova inspects the dining table inside the ‘Crazy House’, which is completely built upside-down, in the village of Affoldern near the Edersee lake.

Musicians of the band Garmisch wearing traditional Bavarian costumes stand on beer benches and tables to take a group photo during May Day celebrations in the spa park of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Thursday, May 1, 2014. (AP Photo/dpa, Karl-Josef Hildenbrand)

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Musicians of the band Garmisch, wearing traditional Bavarian costumes, stand on beer benches and tables to take a group photo during May day celebrations in the spa park of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany 

Women dressed up as a witches are silhouetted as they travels on a HSB light railway through the Harz mountains...Women dressed up as a witches are silhouetted as they travels on a HSB light railway through the Harz mountains to celebrate the Walpurgisnacht pagan festival, April 30, 2014. Legend has it that on Walpurgisnacht or May Eve, witches fly their broomsticks to meet the devil at the summit of the Brocken Mountain in Harz. In towns and villages scattered throughout the mountain region, locals make bonfires, dress in devil or witches costumes and dance into the new month of May. Picture taken April 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

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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.