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An employee at the job center in the city of Rostock, Germany, inspects candidates for a position at the center's Santa Claus agency on December 11th, 2018.
Coal miners give German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier a symbolic final chunk of coal in a ceremony at Schloss Bellevue presidential palace on April 3rd, 2019, in Berlin, Germany.
Exceptionally high levels of snow have closed roads and ski resorts, triggered avalanches, and cut off villages across southern Germany and much of Austria.
Two men carry freshly cut conifers to be used as Christmas trees at the Gut Kuehren plantation in Kuehren near Kiel, northern Germany.