Maya Hitij / Associated Press
July 20, 2009
In Berlin, demonstrators dressed as clowns protest against a public oath-taking by German solders to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the most famous attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Ceremonies were held in the city to mark the attempt by German officers, led by Count Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg, to kill Hitler and bring World War II to an end.
Berlin today at the spot where Stauffenberg was shot and at Berlins Ploetzensee prison, where many of the conspirators were executed. Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a speech in front of the Reichstag for a public oath-taking by soldiers to mark the anniversary.