German President Christian Wulff, Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere and Chief of Staff of the German Military, General Volker Wieker, from left, congratulate newly sworn-in soldiers during the ... more 
German President Christian Wulff, Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere and Chief of Staff of the German Military, General Volker Wieker, from left, congratulate newly sworn-in soldiers during the swearing-in of 470 new German army recruits outside the Reichstag parliament building in Berlin Wednesday, July 20, 2011, to mark the anniversary of the failed 1944 attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Plot leaders Col. Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg and three others were executed shortly after their July 20 plan to kill Hitler with a briefcase bomb failed. It's the first crop of new soldiers since Germany did away with conscription and went to an all-volunteer military earlier this year (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop, pool) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ferdinand Ostrop, pool
Wed, Jul 20, 2011 1:50 PM EDT