German President Wulff and Defence Minister de Maiziere speak to Bundeswehr soldiers after they swore oath during induction ceremony in front of Reichstag in Berlin

 
German President Wulff and Defence Minister de Maiziere speak to Bundeswehr soldiers after they swore oath during induction ceremony in front of Reichstag in Berlin
German President Christian Wulff (3rd L) and Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere (R) speak to soldiers of the Bundeswehr, the German armed forces after they swore their oath 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)