FILE - In this June 22, 2005 file picture the former East German parliament building the 'Palast der Republik' (Palace of the Republic) is photographed in Berlin. Germany has launched construction of ... more 
FILE - In this June 22, 2005 file picture the former East German parliament building the 'Palast der Republik' (Palace of the Republic) is photographed in Berlin. Germany has launched construction of a partial replica of a Prussian palace in the heart of Berlin, embarking on a 590 million-euro (US $783 million) project that was delayed by a government cost-cutting package. Germany’s Parliament voted 11 years ago to reconstruct the palace that was dynamited in 1950 by East Germany’s rulers and later replaced by the communist state’s Parliament building. When completed in 2019, it will house the Berlin museums’ collections of non-European art. President Joachim Gauck laid the foundation stone at a ceremony on Wednesday June 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber,file) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Markus Schreiber,file
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