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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.

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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.

An elephant stretches its trunk towards the photographer's lens during a photo call at the Circus Charles Knie in Hanover, central Germany, on March 24, 2014. The circus with 110 animals and 100 employees gives guest performances in Hanover until April 6, 2014.

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An elephant stretches its trunk towards the photographer’s lens during a photo call at the Circus Charles Knie in Hanover, central Germany, on Monday. The circus with 110 animals and 100 employees gives guest performances in Hanover until April 6, 2014.

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‘Female’ robots Tessy and Tess wearing white stilletos pole dance during a demonstration on the Tobit Software stand at the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover, Germany.

A polar bear named Nanuq is seen through the glass wall of the basin of his enclosure diving for an ice cake made of frozen fish, meat and fruit in the zoo in Hanover, Germany.

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A polar bear named Nanuq dives for an ice cake of frozen fish, meat and fruit in the zoo at Hanover, Germany.

A man cycles a bike over painted lines a...A man cycles a bike over painted lines at the trade fair centre where the Ideen Expo 2013 will take place in Hanover on August 22, 2013.  The fair, opening on August 24, 2013, is organised for children, youth and young adults to arouse their spirit of resarch and to promote careers in the business of technique and natural sciences. AFP PHOTO / DPA / JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE   GERMANY OUTJULIAN STRATENSCHULTE/AFP/Getty Images

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A man cycles over painted lines at the trade fair centre in Hanover, Germany where the Ideen Expo 2013 will take place. The fair, opening on Saturday, is aimed at children, youth and young adults to promote careers in the business of technique and natural sciences. Read more