In pictures: CeBIT 2014

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a speech during the opening evening of the 2014 CeBIT technology trade fair in Hanover, Germany. CeBIT is the world's largest technology fair. This year’s event has a particular focus on big data, social business, mobile, and cloud technology.
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Bitkom President Dieter Kempf, Lower Saxony Governor Stephan Weil, British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn (L-R) stand next to a model of an Audi autonomic driven car during the opening evening of the 2014 CeBIT technology trade fair.
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A Robot welcomed the guests during the opening evening of the fair.
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A range of technologies will be on display, including surveillance equipment.
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A visitor interacts with a robot at the IBM stand.
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The Samsung stand is expected to be a popular draw.
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Robotics will feature strongly at the fair, with this life sized humanoid robot being the main feature of the RoboThespian stand.
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