Last Friday night, the Berlin bookstore Shakespeare and Sons hosted a Sabbath dinner as part of the pre-kickoff activities for Nosh Berlin, the German capital's first Jewish food festival. Guests at the bookstore included many non-Jewish Germans who purchased tickets.
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Philippe Mora, whose father made life-saving baguettes during WWII, displays his graphic of his father, Georges Mora, and his godfather, Marcel Marceau, making mayonnaise together.
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The Christmas market near the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin continues on Dec. 22. Somber but determined not to be cowed, visitors flocked to the market as it reopened three days after being struck in a deadly truck assault.
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A body is covered with a thermal blanket after a shootout between Italian police and a man near a train station in Milan's Sesto San Giovanni neighborhood early Friday. Italy's interior minister said the man killed is "without a shadow of doubt" Anis Amri, the suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack.
At the 1936 Olympics, 18 black athletes went to Berlin as part of the U.S. team. Pictured here are (left to right, rear) high jumpers Dave Albritton and Cornelius Johnson; hurdler Tidye Pickett; sprinter Ralph Metcalfe; boxer Jim Clark; sprinter Mack Robinson. In front: weightlifter John Terry (left); long jumper John Brooks.
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The Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International Airport was supposed to open in 2012, but it has been delayed repeatedly and is now set to open in 2017. The cost overruns and delays have made the airport the butt of frequent jokes.
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Young fans of the German national soccer team drink iced tea in July 2010 as they watch the FIFA World Cup semi-final match Germany vs. Spain in an Arabic cafe in Berlin's Neukölln district. The neighborhood has gentrified rapidly in recent years, but many of the white families moving in leave once their children reach school age. Local groups are trying to change that.
Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese faces off against the Phillies' Shane Victorino, with the ball seemingly in orbit around the umpire's head. Philadelphia won the game 11-0 at home Thursday.
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