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Ukrainian President Wolodymyr Selenskyj is seen in a school basement where civilians were forcibly kept as human shield by Russian occupiers.

A drawing on the wall in the school basement where Russian occupiers also held children.

Ten people died due to the inhumane living conditions. More than a dozen other villagers are said to have been murdered by the Russian soldiers.

At the beginning of March 2022, Russian troops had occupied the village and forced the remaining 350 inhabitants to stay in the basement of the local school.

Ukrainian President Wolodymyr Selenskyj (l) and German economy and climate minister Robert Habeck (r) are seen in front of a wall with children's drawings.

Ukrainian President Wolodymyr Selenskyj (l) and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz attend a press conference in the chancellery.

Ukrainian President Wolodymyr Selenskyj (l) is received by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz with military honors at the chancellery in Berlin.

The sun rises at the beach of Nusa Dua in Bali, where the G20 summit is held.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attends the G20 summit in Bali.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at a press conference ahead of the G20 summit in Bali.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the G20 summit

French President Emmanuel Macron (centre) and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres talk at the G20 summit in Bali.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends the G20 summit

Indonesian marine ships are seen in front of the coast of Bali, where the G20 summit is held.

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the G20 summit in Bali.

French President Emmanuel (top) Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz attend a side event during the G20 summit.

U.S. President Joe Biden

A fisher walks through the water at sunrise at the beach of Nusa Dua in Bali, where the G20 summit is held.

A woman is seen inside a bus behind a dirty window at the border crossing between Poland and Ukraine in Medyka. She waits to be transferred to the close-by Polish city Przemysl.

People wait at the train station of Przemysl in Poland for passport control to board a train to Kyiv.

Grandmother Larissa kisses her six months old grandson Artjom inside a bus, as she receives her family, who fled Ukraine from Melitopol by the Sea of Azov. Larissa has already been working as a kitchen aid in Poland for ten months.

Refugees from Ukraine arrive at the border crossing in Medyka in Poland being accompanied by a volunteer (r).

A girl waits at the Ukrainian-Polish border crossing in Medyka on the polish side inside a bus.

Yuliia (in the back m) and her 6-year-old daughter Yeva (front l) from the Ukraine are seen in the living room with their hosts Rosemarie (left in the back) and Alfons (right in the front). With them is Yuliia’s childhood friend Violetta (right in back) with her 6-year-old son Aron (front in the m), who, as a native Ukrainian, has been living in Berlin for many years and helped Yuliia to flee to Berlin. Yuliia has found her hosts through the contact of another friend. They come from the city of Zhytomyr, located west of Kyiv. Yuliia’s husband drove them to the Hungarian border, where they had to say good bye as he was not allowed to leave Ukraine. On the way, they saw smoke from attacks and were stuck in traffic for hours. «We were very afraid of being attacked», says the hairdresser, who used to specialize in festive hairstyles. After two and a half weeks in Hungary without being able to do anything, Violetta bought her friend Yuliia a ticket to Berlin. Every day Yuliia asks her how she should live here, Violetta says. Thinking about the future is difficult. To stay in Berlin and be safe with the daughter, or go back and keep the family together. Once, Yuliia’s husband said she should come back now, as things were quiet. The next day, the city was hit by 24 rockets. Daughter Yeva will now be registered for school in Berlin and at the same time in Ukraine, while mother Yuliia is already going to German lessons every day.

Olha (m) and her hostess Ulla are seen on the balcony in Ulla’s apartment in Berlin-Friedenau. Olha from Kyiv witnessed the start of the Russian attack in February while on the night train. From inside the train the explosions seemed unreal to her, “like fireworks”, she says. The fear experienced during these first ours of war is still omnipresent. Before Olha came to her host Ulla, she lived in on the site of the former Karl Bonhoeffer Psychiatric Clinic in Berlin-Reinickendorf in a welcome centre for refugees. As a single woman she didn’t feel safe in the building where locking her room door wasn’t even possible. “At first I thought I’d only stay in Germany for a few days or weeks, but I know that all refugees think that way,” says Olha, who studied German and is fluent in German. At the star of the war, Olha stayed with her family in western Ukraine, near the border with Belarus. Her brother said she was a “Panikeurin,” someone who panicked easily. He urged her to go to Berlin via Poland. “If we all die, then you have to stay,” he said to her.

Hosts Christelle (l) and Robert (r) are seen next to the sisters Svetlana (2nd from left) and Marina (2nd from right), as well as their daughters Sofiia (lower l) and Diana (lower r), who fled the war in Ukraine. Svetlana uses a translation app for communication. The two sisters fled from Kyiv with their daughters and are now accommodated in their host’s house in an apartment which is normally used by the host’s parents. Both families share a friendship wich goes back common to stays in southern France, when Svetlana and Marina stayed with Christelle’s family after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster for recovery. The French flag with the sun on the left served as a sign of identification for the hosts when they picked up the two women and their daughters at Berlin Central Station.

Hostess Monika (r) helps Elina (2nd from right) doing acrobatics as she sits with Kateryna (l) and her daughter Daria (2nd from left) and Elina’s mother Tanya (3rd from left) in the guest room, which used to be the living room. Both mothers are friends and fled together in mid-March from the city of Kremenchuk, located around 300km south-east of Kyiv. Their husbands drove them to the Polish border, from where they fled to Berlin and found their hostess Monika through a website that arranges private accommodation for refugees from Ukraine. Monika then picked her up directly at Berlin Central Station. The girls Elina and Daria are taking part in online lessons provided from home and will attend school in Berlin as soon as possible, says Monika, who has two children herself and works in educational counseling. Tanya, who worked in chemical laboratory, had to leave her 18-year-old son back home, who is not allowed to leave the country. With tears in her eyes, she says, that it is be very unlikely however, for him to be asked to serve in the army, as he has no fighting experience.

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge (centre) waits for the start of the Berlin Marathon.

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge wins the Berlin Marathon in Berlin. Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has bettered his own world record in the Berlin Marathon. Kipchoge clocked 2:01:09 to shave 30 seconds off his previous best-mark of 2:01:39 from the same course in 2018.

Christoph Glötzner of Germany competes in the men’s slalom, standing, at the 2022 Winter Paralympics in Beijing.

German athlete Leander Kress during training

German athletes Anna-Maria Rieder (l-r), Leander Kress und Christoph Glötzner during the training at the 2022 Winter Paralympics in Beijing.

Brian Rowland of Canada competes in the men’s super g, sitting, at the 2022 Winter Paralympics in Beijing.

Marie Bochet of France with her silver medal for women’s super g, standing.

Anna-Lena Forster of Germany reacts to winning the women’s super combination, sitting, at the 2022 Winter Paralympics in Beijing.

Giacomo Bertagnolli (l) of Italy und Guide Andrea Ravelli compete in the men’s slalom, vision impaired, at the 2022 Winter Paralympics in Beijing.

A extinction rebellion climate activist weeps during a protest outside COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a press conference at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow

«Carbon Unicorn» (Symbol for a climate protection pretense) outside the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow venue

Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow


Chancellor Olaf Scholz waits in front of Reichstag Building for a TV interview with German public broadcaster ARD to start.

German Development Minister Svenja Schulze (l-r), Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck, Commissioner for Culture and the Media Claudia Roth and German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht attend the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin.

A man walks past the Bundestag building Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus.

Green party‘s leader duo Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck at the election party on 26th September 2021

SPD candidate for chancellor Olaf Scholz speaks at the Bundestag.

Reichstag building is seen through a safety buoy.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Bundestag

A man walks though an underpass between Reichstag building and Paul Loebe House while he’s reflected in a picture of a European Union flag.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock attends the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (centre) and counterparts of hers at the Western Balkans Conference in Berlin

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock arrives at the airport of Warsaw in Poland.

A man runs in the morning in front of Reichstag building.

German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht (r) and General Tod D. Wolters (l) Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO attend a "Grand Tattoo" ceremony for Wolters at the Defense Ministry in Berlin.

Soldiers of the honor guard attend a "Grand Tattoo" ceremony for General Tod D. Wolters.

A police officer walks past a fire during 1st of May protests in Berlin

Police officers spray tear gas on protestors during 1st of May protests in Berlin

Protestors during the 1st of May protests in Berlin

Christopher Street Day (CSD) in Berlin

Ronja attends the «Dyke March Berlin» ahead of Christopher Street Day (CSD) in Berlin.

Summer in the Berlin Mauerpark

Summer heat flickers in front of the Brandenburg Gate

Summer at the Berlin Schlachtensee

The thermal image of Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate and temporary SPD-Head Malu Dreyer, Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz (SPD), Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), German Federal Minister of Defense Annegret CDU-Head Kramp-Karrenbauer, and Prime Minister of Bavaria and CSU-Head Markus Söder presenting the government’s climate protection program.

The thermal image shows a protest in front of the chancellery with a banner reading ‘return of the climate chancellor?!’.

Masks of Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz (SPD) are being covered after a protest by ‘Fridays for Future’ and the NGO ‘Campact’ in front of the chancellery.

Members of the office of the Brandenburg Bündnis 90/Die Grünen party deflate an earth shaped ballon stating “There is no planet B.“ after a party conference of the green party Brandenburg in Potsdam.

Covid-19-ICU of Havelhöhe Hospital in Berlin

A patient is being treated on the covid-19-ICU of Havelhöhe Hospital in Berlin

Clinic clowns of the Potsdam based association «Lachen hilft e.V.» perform for residents of a home for the elderly in Jüterbog.

A clinic clown of the Potsdam based association «Lachen hilft e.V.» performs for a resident of a home for the elderly in Jüterbog.

Violinist and initiator of the «Window Concerts» Johanna Staemmler and her husband and cellist Peter-Philipp Staemmler play in the window front of a Gallery in Berlin-Pankow for people on the street. The music is transmitted outside with a sound system.

A man is arrested during a demonstration against German government's policy to battle the corona virus pandemic. Police officers have put masks on the man’s face, who refused to wear them.

German Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas (SPD) during a conversation with journalists on the plane while traveling to North Macedonia

German Minister of Defense Ursula van der Leyen (CDU, now European Commission President) waits at the Villa Borsig in Berlin for guests of the ‘Northern Group’ meeting of defense ministers.

German Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) is seen in the viewfinder of a tv-camera at German Bundestag during a statement

Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer (CSU) speaks to a protestor at a rally of taxi drivers in front of the Ministry of Transport.

European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde and German Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) greet each other at the ‘VDZ Publishers' Night 2019’ in Berlin.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and Prime Minister of Brandenburg Dietmar Woidke (SPD) at the chancellery during a press event

A family looks at remainings of the Berlin wall at the East Side Gallery.

A Trabant (Trabi), which can be rented by tourists, drives between a piece of the Berlin wall and the German Federal Ministry of Finance.

Brad Pitt during a Photocall in Berlin.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg gives autographs at the ‘Goldenen Kamera’ Gala in Berlin.

Directors Gustave Kervern (l) and Benoit Delepine present their Silver Bear trophy at the 70th International Berlinale Film Festival.

Actor Omar Sy joins photographers at the 70th International Berlinale Film Festival during a photo call.

Hillary Rodham Clinton at the 70th International Berlinale Film Festival

A boy looks at the artwork „I. . . I. . . I. . .” by Ryan Gander at the Galerie Esther Schipper during Berlin Gallery Weekend, while being held back by his mother.

Artist Andris Eglītis lies in his installation „Beauty-Sleep-Capsule" in the ruin of the Franziskaner Kloster Church in Berlin.

Asimina Psaltira sits in front of her burnt house in Mati in Greece. Psaltira fled from the flames into the sea, where she stayed for five hours, while the fire waged over the coastal area 30 km outside of Athens.

Members of the Greek Red Cross are seen in Mati. Leaving 100 dead the wildfire of July 2018 was the second-deadliest in the 21st century.

People wave flags at a campaigning event of the far right AfD party in Cottbus, Brandenburg.

Honorary chairman (former co-leader) of the AfD party Alexander Gauland at an election party of his party on the evening of the European elections in Berlin.

Far right AfD politician Georg Pazderski speaks during a party conference of the Berlin AfD party

A man wears a gas mask during a party conference of the Berlin AfD party

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