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APTOPIX Germany Energy
A worker is silhouetted against the sky as he straddles new overhead electric power lines at a high altitude in Dortmund, Germany, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Some 3,600 km (2,237 miles) of new power cables are planned in Germany to force the energy turnaround to use alternative sources. The German utilities' industry association BDEW said Monday the solar power output from January through September rose from 16.5 gigawatt hours last year to 25 gigawatt hours in 2012. Germany decided last year to phase out nuclear power by 2022 and replace it with renewable energies. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)