German Defence Minister de Maiziere and Chief of Staff Wieker inspect Bundeswehr soldiers during induction ceremony in front of the Reichstag in Berlin

 
German Defence Minister de Maiziere and Chief of Staff Wieker inspect Bundeswehr soldiers during induction ceremony in front of the Reichstag in Berlin
German Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere (C) and Chief of Staff Volker Wieker (front L) inspect soldiers of the Bundeswehr, the German armed forces, as they stand in formation during an induction ceremony in front of the Reichstag in Berlin July 20, 2011. The swearing-in ceremony was the first since Germany abolished conscription. German soldiers are sworn in every year in a ceremony held on July 20 to commemorate a group of German officers who attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944 and were shot after the plot failed. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS)