The German flag is lowered between Bundeswehr soldiers before they swear an oath during induction ceremony in front of the Reichstag in Berlin

 
The German flag is lowered between Bundeswehr soldiers before they swear an oath during induction ceremony in front of the Reichstag in Berlin
The German flag is lowered between soldiers of the Bundeswehr, the German armed forces before they swear an 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)