Severe storms at the start of week, in which six people died, led to around 300 soldiers from the Pioneer Regiment being called into Düsseldorf to clear fallen trees from roads. They set to work in earnest on Friday, with tanks rolling down the streets.
On the other side of the world, Germany’s football team is preparing for their opening game of the World Cup in Brazil against Portugal on Monday. They spent the week training but also found time to relax on the water.
Chancellor Angela Merkel was also photographed on the water this week, when she attended a summit in Sweden with the leaders of the United Kingdom, Sweden and the Netherlands.