Two Meridian commuter trains operated by Transdev collided head-on near Bad Aibling, around 60 kilometres southeast of Munich, Germany killing at least eight people and injuring around 100, police said. The cause of the accident was not immediately clear
Helpers hold a balloon of the developmental advocacy and campaigning organisation ‘ONE’ depicting US President Barack Obama while it is filled with air on the Odeonsplatz in Munich on Friday
Activists of global anti-poverty charity Oxfam wearing masks depicting leaders of the member countries of the G7 Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, U.S. President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron, protest prior to the G7 summit, in Munich, Germany on Thursday
A man walks through the still empty rows of chairs before the beginning of the annual general meeting of Siemens AG in Munich on Tuesday
Strollers watch the sunset at the Olympic park in Munich, southern Germany
A Sumatran orangutan holds her one-week old baby and smooches with her other daughter Jolie in the enclosure at the Hellabrunn zoo in Munich, Germany. The baby was born on January 31 but has yet to be names
A Bavarian visitor in lederhosen takes part in Hau den Lukas, a funfair attraction, at the Oktoberfest beer festival at Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany. Oktoberfest runs until October 6 and is the world’s largest beer festival.
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Workers sit in an empty beer tent as preparations get under way for Oktoberfest, the world’s biggest beer festival, at the Theresienwiese fairgrounds in Munich, Germany. This year’s festival opens on Saturday and runs until October 6.
The Oktoberfest beer mug is presented during a presentation in Munich. The event, the world’s biggest beer festival, runs from September 21 to October 6.
A worker on a lifting ramp in the Hacker-Pschorr tent makes preparations on Thursday for the 2013 Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, Germany. The Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest festival of its kind in the world
Visitors high in the sky and a crane site at the booth of the German company Liebherr at Bauma, the International Trade Fair in Munich, southern Germany, on April 18, 2013. More than 3.400 exhibitors from 57 countries shows their newest products during the great trade fair until April 21, 2013.