Truck razes through Berlin Christmas market; kills 12

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A Christmas tree lies on the ground after a truck rammed into a market at Gedächniskirche church in Berlin, killing at least 12 and wounding over 50 people, on December 19. (AFP Photo)

A Christmas tree lies on the ground after a truck rammed into a market at Gedächniskirche church in Berlin, killing at least 12 and wounding over 50 people, on December 19. (AFP Photo)

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A truck sped into a Christmas market in Berlin, on December 19, 2016, killing at least twelve people and injuring dozens more. Ambulances and heavily armed officers rushed to the area, in scenes reminiscent of the deadly truck attack in the French city of Nice last July. (AFP Photo)

A truck sped into a Christmas market in Berlin, on December 19, 2016, killing at least twelve people and injuring dozens more. Ambulances and heavily armed officers rushed to the area, in scenes reminiscent of the deadly truck attack in the French city of Nice last July. (AFP Photo)

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Parts of a Christmas market decoration stick in the windscreen of a truck following an accident with the truck on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany on December 19. (REUTERS)

Parts of a Christmas market decoration stick in the windscreen of a truck following an accident with the truck on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany on December 19. (REUTERS)

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Rescuers and police investigators stand around a victim of a truck that ploughed through a crowd of a Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany on December 20. (REUTERS)

Rescuers and police investigators stand around a victim of a truck that ploughed through a crowd of a Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany on December 20. (REUTERS)

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Police investigators inspect a truck that ploughed through a crowd of a Christmas market in the west of Berlin on December 20. (REUTERS)

Police investigators inspect a truck that ploughed through a crowd of a Christmas market in the west of Berlin on December 20. (REUTERS)

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A general view shows the site where a truck ploughed through a crowd at a Christmas market in the west of Berlin, Germany on December 19. (REUTERS)

A general view shows the site where a truck ploughed through a crowd at a Christmas market in the west of Berlin, Germany on December 19. (REUTERS)

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Police inspect a truck that had sped into a Christmas market in Berlin, on December 19. (AFP Photo)

Police inspect a truck that had sped into a Christmas market in Berlin, on December 19. (AFP Photo)

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German police officers secure the site of an accident with a truck at a Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany, December 19. (REUTERS)

German police officers secure the site of an accident with a truck at a Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany, December 19. (REUTERS)

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A policeman inspects the truck that crashed into a Christmas market in Berlin, on December 19. (AFP Photo)

A policeman inspects the truck that crashed into a Christmas market in Berlin, on December 19. (AFP Photo)

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Candles and flowers are seen near the site where a truck ploughed through a crowd at a Berlin Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany on December 20. (REUTERS)

Candles and flowers are seen near the site where a truck ploughed through a crowd at a Berlin Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany on December 20. (REUTERS)

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