Launching of boats for Boot 2019 fair

epa07238152 The Sunseeker 74 P superyacht is transported on a low-bed truck across a street in Duesseldorf, Germany, 18 December 2018. The yacht is one of the first boats delivered from the absolute shipyard for the water sports fair 'Boot 2019' which will be opened from 19 to 27 January 2019. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

AFC Ajax vs FC Bayern Munich

epa07226983 Amsterdam's Max Woeber (R) fouls Bayern's Leon Goretzka (L) during the UEFA Champions League Group E soccer match between Ajax Amsterdam and FC Bayern Muenchen in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 12 December 2018. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

Germany's coal commission proposes to quit coal latest by 2038

epa07320695 (FILE) - Steam rises from the brown coal-fired power plant Neurath (front-C) and Niederaussem (rear-L) operated by RWE in Bergheim, 04 December 2018 (reissued 26 January 2019). Germany's Structural Commission (Kohlekommission), appointed by Chancellor Angela Merkel, recommends the country should quit coal latest by 2038 in order to meet its emissions targets. The proposal, released on 26 January 2019, is subject to amendment by government and parliament, media reported. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

EU27 leaders meeting on Brexit agreement

epa07188818 German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts while speaking during a press conference after a special meeting of the European Council in Brussels, Belgium, 25 November 2018. The leaders of the 27 remaining EU member countries (EU27) in an earlier session have endorsed the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement and approved the draft political declaration on future EU-UK relations in a special meeting of the European Council on Britain leaving the EU under Article 50. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

Photokina photography trade fair

epa07048530 Visitors push forward through the exhibition halls of the photokina, in Cologne, Germany, 26 September 2018. The photokina is the world's leading trade fair for photo and video and runs from 26 to 29 September 2018. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

Aactivists block the transport rail to a RWE brown coal power plant

epaselect epa07043760 Police arresting an activist during a searching and clearing operation at an environmental activists camp in the forest Hambacher Forst in Morschenich near Kerpen, Germany, 24 September 2018. Protesters from forest protection initiatives are trying to prevent the controversial forest clearing in the Rhenish coal mining area Hambacher Forst, after German electric utilities company RWE revealed its plans to extend a nearby surface lignite mine (Tagebau). EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

Parkour at Zeche Zollverein UNESCO world heritage site

epa06946765 Young people practice their skills on the Parkour course of the former coking plant 'Zeche Zollverein' industrial complex in Essen, Germany, 12 August 2018, which is an UNESCO World Heritage site since 2001. Practitioners’ aim to get from one point to another in a complex environment, without assistive equipment and in the fastest and most efficient way possible. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

Heat wave in North Rhine-Westphalia

epa06910542 A dry riverbed of the river Rhine in Duesseldorf, Germany, 25 July 2018. According to the waterway and shipping administration on the Rhine, water levels are expected to continue to fall over the next few days. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

Harvest losses among German farmers due to persistent heat

epa06903095 Dust rises up as a farmer on a tractor harrows a field in Winnekendonk near Kevelaer, Germany, 21 July 2018. The heat of recent weeks has caused great concern to many North Rhine-Westphalian farmers, they complain of yield losses of up to 30 percent for winter wheat and winter barley. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

Christopher-Street-Day CSD in Cologne

epa06873548 A participant of the Christopher-Street-Day-Parade walks through the city centre of Cologne, Germany, 08 July 2018. Thousands of attendees celebrate Christopher Street Day (CSD) in shrill costumes and colourful wagons during a parade themed 'Coming out in your style' to pay attention on suicides in LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender ranssexual, intersex and queer/questioning) community. According to organizers, the suicide rate among LGBTIQ young people is seven times higher than among heterosexuals of the same age. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

Train accident Meerbusch

epa06371229 An aerial view of the crash after a passenger train collided with a freight train in Meerbusch, Germany, 06 December 2017. According to local police reports about 50 people have been injured in the crash on 05 December 2017. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

Borussia Dortmund vs FC Schalke 04

epa06351069 Security measures as supporters arrive for the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 in Dortmund, Germany, 25 November 2017. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham Hotspur

epa06342930 Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the UEFA Champions League Group H soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur in Dortmund, Germany, 21 November 2017. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

Carnival season prelude in Cologne

epa06322665 Costumed revellers attend the carnival session prelude celebrations at Heumarkt in Cologne, 11 November 2017. The German carnival, the so-called fifth season, starts each year on 11 November at 11:11 am and ends on Ash Wednesday of the following year. The Cologne Carnival will run from 08 to 14 February 2018 with its traditional highlight, the Rose Monday Parade. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

Love Parade disaster - Preview trial in Duisburg

epa06293040 Small wooden crosses and flower pots stand on a stair where the memorial to victims of the Love Parade disaster is located in Duisburg, Germany, 27 October 2017. The Love Parade was an annual techno-music parade and festival that on 24 July 2010 ended in disaster and tragedy when 21 people suffocated to death during overcrowding in the tunnel leading to the venue. The trial against six employees of the city of Duisburg and four employees of the organizer starts at the Duisburg Regional Court on 08 December 2017. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

Austria vs Germany

epa06781058 Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer reacts during the International Friendly soccer match between Austria and Germany in Klagenfurt, Austria, 02 June 2018. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

FC Cologne vs Werder Bremen

epa06282359 Supporters on the stands during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Cologne a Werder Bremen at Rheinenergiestadion in Cologne, Germany, 22 October 2017. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Emmanuel Macron arrives for Charlemagne Prize in Aachen

epa06723352 French President Emmanuel Macron arrives for the Charlemagne Prize in Aachen, Germany, 09 May 2018. Macron was named to receive the prestigious Charlemagne Prize on 10 May 2018. Annually since 1950, the 'Karlspreis' has been awarded to people who contributed to the unity of Europe and is given by the German city of Aachen. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

International Motor Show IAA in Frankfurt

epa06203700 Matthias Mueller (L), Chairman of Volkswagen AG, and Dieter Zetsche (R), Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Chief Executive Officer Mercedes-Benz Cars, prepare for the official opening ceremony of the International Motor Show IAA in Frankfurt, Germany, 14 September 2017. The International Motor Show IAA is the world's largest motor show and automobile exhibition. Exhibitors from about 40 countries are presenting their latest products and innovations at the IAA, while hundreds of thousands of people are expected to visit the show from 14 to 24 September. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

Townfolk's Marksmanship Festival in Neuss

epaselect epa06166384 Marksmen wearing traditional attire pass the townhall square during the Marksmen Royal Parade in Neuss, Germany, 27 August 2017. Annually, starting on the last weekend in August, Neuss celebrates its great Townsfolk's Marksmanship Fair for five days. Some 150,000 residents, 7,700 marksmen and visitors attend events in the city center, on shooting grounds and on fairground square. More than a million visitors are expected. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

Swearing-in of 2,300 new police officers in North Rhine-Westphalia

epa07482194 Two thousand three hundred police officers throw their caps in the air after they took their oath of allegiance to the state constitution in the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, 03 April 2019. The young policemen and policewomen were hired on 01 September 2018 and completed the first phase of their training. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

Borussia Dortmund vs FC Bayern Muenchen

epa07429193 (L-R) Bayern's Arturo Vidal, Thomas Mueller, Joshua Kimmich, Franck Ribery, Rafinha and Robert Lewandowski pose with the trophy after winning the German Supercup soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Munich in Dortmund, Germany, 05 August 2017. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Cable car riders stranded in Cologne

epa06117981 German fire crews evacuate as many as 100 passengers from suspended cable cars that run over the river Rhine after a gondola ran into a support pillar in Cologne, Germany, 30 July 2017. Public transportation authorities for the city in North-Rhine-Westphalia state say 32 of the cars were operating when the mishap occurred Sunday. When the one car collided with the pillar, the others were brought to a stop. The fire department officials say that as many as 100 passengers were left stranded. EPA/SASCHA STEINBACH

Ironman Nice

epa06105518 Belgium's Frederik van Lierde competes in the cycling leg of the Ironman triathlon in Nice, France, 23 July 2017. 2,500 athletes from 60 countries participated in this triathlon. EPA/SASCHA STEINBACH

Closing and Awards Ceremony - 68th Berlin Film Festival

epa06561869 Bill Murray poses with the Silver Bear for Best Director on behalf of Wes Anderson for 'Isle of Dogs' during the Closing and Awards Ceremony of the 68th annual Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), in Berlin, Germany, 24 February 2018. The Berlinale runs from 15 to 25 February. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH / POOL

Funeral for late former German chancellor Helmut Kohl

epa06060568 (L-R) Widow Maike Kohl-Richter, former US president Bill Clinton, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and German chancellor Angela Merkel, Bundesrat President Malu Dreyer, Elke Buedenbender and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier attend the military honors for late former chancellor Helmut Kohl in Speyer, Germany, 01 July 2017. Kohl, widely regarded as the father of German reunification in 1990, died on 16 June 2017 at his home in Ludwigshafen, Germany. He was the sixth chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1982 to 1998. EPA/SASCHA STEINBACH

Blasting of former coal-fired power plant 'Knepper'

epa07377831 The cooling tower of the former coal-fired power plant 'Knepper', which was shut down in 2014, crumbles under the impact of explosives in a demolition in Castrop-Rauxel, Germany, 17 February 2019. A demolition company bought the power plant early 2018 from E.on subsidiary 'Uniper' and wants to develop the 59-hectare site for a new use. A British real estate company plans to market the site as a business park. After the demolition, the former power plant will leave behind some 28,400 tonnes of steel scrap and construction waste. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

EHF FINAL4 Handball Champions Legaue 2017

epa06010594 Vardar's Stojance Soilov (C) and his teammates celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2017 EHF FINAL4 Handball Champions League final between Paris Saint-Germain and HC Vardar in Cologne, Germany, 04 June 2017. EPA/SASCHA STEINBACH

EHF FINAL4 Handball Champions Legaue 2017

epa06010340 Paris' Nikola Karabatic (R) in action against Vardar's Rogerio Moraes Ferreira (R) during the 2017 EHF FINAL4 Handball Champions League final between Paris Saint-Germain and HC Vardar in Cologne, Germany, 04 June 2017. EPA/SASCHA STEINBACH

Meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government in Brussels

epa05989966 Brigitte Trogneux (C), wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, and US First Lady Melania Trump (R), visit the Magritte Museum on the sideline of the NATO Summit, in Brussels, Belgium, 25 May 2017. NATO countries' heads of states and governments gather in Brussels for a one-day meeting. EPA/SASCHA STEINBACH

Protest in Cologne against Turkish military operation in Syria's northern regions

epa06478175 Kurdish activists show banners and shout slogans as they protest the ongoing Turkish military operation in the Syrian city of Afrin in Cologne, Germany, 27 January 2018. Turkish troops launched a military operation named 'Operation Olive Branch' in Syria's northern regions. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

New Franco-German friendship treaty

epa07309038 German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and French President Emmanuel Macron (L) arrive for the signing of a new Franco-German friendship treaty in Aachen, Germany, 22 January 2019. President Macron and Chancellor Merkel will sign a new friendship treaty, intended to supplement the 1963 Elysee Treaty, pledging to provide deeper economic and defense ties and commitment to the EU. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

Greenpeace protest against climate change

epa07308202 Greenpeace activists display a thermometer installation in front of the brown coal-fired power plant Niederaussem operated by RWE in Bergheim, 22 January 2019. The Rhenish Brown Coal Field is Europe's largest carbon dioxide source. Greenpeace activists demanded for a better climate protection. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

Lunar eclipse in Duisburg

epa07305085 A view of the so-called blood moon next to the 'Tiger and Turtle' landmark during the first total lunar eclipse of the year in Duisburg, Germany, 21 January 2019. The entire eclipse is visible from North and South America, as well as parts of western Europe and north Africa. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

SPD extraordinary party convention

epa06461244 Andrea Nahles, parliamentary group leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), sits next to the empty chair aof Martin Schulz, leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), during the extraordinary federal party convention of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) in Bonn, Germany, 21 January 2018. Some 600 delegates and 45 board members of the SPD will discuss and decide whether or not to start coalition negotiations with the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Christian Social Union (CSU) parties to form another so-called 'Grand Coalition' (Grosse Koalition, or GroKo) government on the basis of the recent on the basis of the exploratory talks. It is expected that SPD leader Martin Schulz will face some criticism from the party's basis and demands to amend the SPD's catalogue of requirements. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs 1. FC Cologne

epa05961282 Cologne supporters ignite pyrotechnics during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and 1. FC Cologne in Leverkusen, Germany, 13 May 2017. EPA/SASCHA STEINBACH EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 2017

epa05960351 Germany's forward David Wolf (R) scuffles with Denmark's defender Oliver Lauridsen (L) during the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship group A preliminary round match between Denmark and Germany in Cologne, Germany, 12 May 2017. EPA/SASCHA STEINBACH
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