Horses, bears and Ratz
Published: 15 Feb 2013 11:47 GMT+01:00
Ben Knight brings you the The Local's Weekly News Podcast, featuring a weary pope, horsey lasagne, and the return of one famous polar bear (definitely not stuffed).
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Oskar Groening, the 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz'. Photo: DPA
A former SS officer known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" and a woman who survived the Nazi death camp delivered wrenching testimony in a courtroom on Wednesday as his historic trial neared a verdict.
A photo of a Volkswagen assembly line, not related to the incident. Photo: DPA.
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Pro-EU Greeks demonstrate outside the Athens parliament on Tuesday. Photo: DPA
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Could this be July in North Rhine-Westphalia? Photo: DPA
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Angela Merkel faces a battery of microphones and cameras at a eurozone summit in Brussels on June 22nd. Photo: DPA
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'This is not a dog toilet.' Photo: DPA
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Head coach Silvia Neid (r) with Celia Sasic (l) on the bench. Photo: DPA
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Three ICE (intercity) trains stand in a siding. Photo: DPA
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A couple leaping into an open-air pool in Freiburg. Photo: DPA
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The Bundestag (German parliament) inquiry into spying by the US National Security Agency (NSA) has chosen a former judge to examine lists of targets given to German spies by the Americans.