An anti-nuclear activist protests against the transport of nuclear waste to a disposal site in Gorleben in northern Germany. Protesters target the annual shipment, but this year's activities have taken on a new urgency after a government decision to extend the life of the country's 17 nuclear power plants. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Two busts of Adolf Hitler that are part of "Hitler and the Germans: Nation and Crime," a new exhibit at the German Historical Museum in Berlin that is drawing big crowds. Michael Sohn/AP hide caption

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Adolf Hitler (right) with his foreign minister, Joachim von Ribbentrop, in 1941. A new study states that Germany's foreign ministry staff cooperated in the Holocaust much more than has previously been acknowledged. Von Ribbentrop was hanged for war crimes after the Nuremberg trials. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a meeting of the youth organization of her Christian Democratic Party in Potsdam, Germany, on Saturday. Merkel's declaration that Germany's attempts to build a multicultural society has failed is feeding a growing debate over how to deal with the millions of foreigners who call Germany home. Clemens Bilan/AP hide caption

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A man reads the Quran inside a mosque in Hamburg, northern Germany, Oct. 7. The recent U.S. terrorism alert for Europe has focused attention on Islamist militants originating in northern Germany. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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