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Germany vs. Netherlands match canceled

A general view shows the empty stadium in Hanover after a friendly soccer match between Germany and Netherlands was called off by police. They gave no reason for the cancellation of the game, just four days after the deadly attacks in Paris. German Chancellor Angela Merkel had been set to attend along with other government ministers in a show of solidarity with France.


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A general view shows the empty stadium in Hanover after a friendly soccer match between Germany and Netherlands was called off by police. They gave no reason for the cancellation of the game, just four days after the deadly attacks in Paris. German...more

A general view shows the empty stadium in Hanover after a friendly soccer match between Germany and Netherlands was called off by police. They gave no reason for the cancellation of the game, just four days after the deadly attacks in Paris. German Chancellor Angela Merkel had been set to attend along with other government ministers in a show of solidarity with France. REUTERS/Nigel Treblin
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Police officers inspect a suspicious item outside the stadium before the match. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

Police officers inspect a suspicious item outside the stadium before the match. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

Police officers inspect a suspicious item outside the stadium before the match. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen
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Heavily-armed police stand outside the stadium in front of a board announcing that the match is called off due to security reasons. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Heavily-armed police stand outside the stadium in front of a board announcing that the match is called off due to security reasons. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Heavily-armed police stand outside the stadium in front of a board announcing that the match is called off due to security reasons. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
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German flag bearers leave the empty stadium after the match was called off. REUTERS/Nigel Treblin

German flag bearers leave the empty stadium after the match was called off. REUTERS/Nigel Treblin

German flag bearers leave the empty stadium after the match was called off. REUTERS/Nigel Treblin
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A police road block after a suspicious item was found  outside the stadium before the match. 

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A police road block after a suspicious item was found outside the stadium before the match. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

A police road block after a suspicious item was found outside the stadium before the match. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen
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Police officers inspect a suspicious item outside the stadium. 

REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

Police officers inspect a suspicious item outside the stadium. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

Police officers inspect a suspicious item outside the stadium. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen
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Heavily-armed police stand outside the stadium after the match was called off. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

Heavily-armed police stand outside the stadium after the match was called off. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

Heavily-armed police stand outside the stadium after the match was called off. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen
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Police outside the stadium. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

Police outside the stadium. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

Police outside the stadium. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen
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Supporters leave the stadium after the match was called off. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

Supporters leave the stadium after the match was called off. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

Supporters leave the stadium after the match was called off. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen
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Police outside the stadium after match was called off. 
REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Police outside the stadium after match was called off. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Police outside the stadium after match was called off. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
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Supporters show their solidarity with Paris as they leave the stadium after the match was called off. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

Supporters show their solidarity with Paris as they leave the stadium after the match was called off. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

Supporters show their solidarity with Paris as they leave the stadium after the match was called off. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen
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A general view shows the empty stadium after the match was called off. REUTERS/Nigel Treblin

A general view shows the empty stadium after the match was called off. REUTERS/Nigel Treblin

A general view shows the empty stadium after the match was called off. REUTERS/Nigel Treblin
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A police road block outside the stadium. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

A police road block outside the stadium. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

A police road block outside the stadium. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen
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Police outside the stadium after the match was called. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Police outside the stadium after the match was called. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Police outside the stadium after the match was called. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
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