Leipzig

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

Gorilla mother Kumili arms her newborn at the zoo in Leipzig, central Germany, Thursday, March 20, 2014. The baby gorilla was born during the night between 10 and 11 March 2014 and its sex is still unknown. It's the second  gorilla baby born  within four month in this monkey group. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

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Mother gorilla Kumili embrasses her newborn at the zoo in Leipzig, central German. The baby gorilla was born during the night between 10 and 11 March and its sex is still unknown. It’s the second gorilla baby born within four month in this monkey group. Read more

A woman  takes the  stairs   with  the logo  of the Leipzig International Book Fair in Leipzig, Germany, Thursday, March 13, 2014.  More than 2,000 exhibitors of 42 countries present their novelties from March 13 until March 16, 2014. (

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A woman takes the stairs with the logo of the Leipzig International Book Fair in Leipzig, Germany. More than 2,000 exhibitors from 42 countries present their works until Sunday. Read more

Zoo keepers Juliane Country hold a two-month-old female panda

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Zoo keepers administer prophylactic treatment to a two-month-old female panda on Thursday at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany

People stand in front of the monumental panoramic picture 'Leipzig 1813 - In the Turmoil of the Battle of the Nations'

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People stand in front of the monumental panoramic picture Leipzig 1813 – In the Turmoil of the Battle of the Nations, by Yadegar Asisi, during a press preview in the eastern German city, on Friday. The work marks the 200th anniversary of the battle, when, in October 1813, an estimated 600,000 soldiers fought in front of the gates of the Saxon city. The exhibition opens on Saturday