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Neo-Nazis gather for summer fest

The event took place in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, known as a stronghold for the far-right National Democratic Party, where the party won over 30 percent of the votes in two districts in state elections in 2011

Neo-Nazis gather for summer fest
Participants browse through items at a stand at the German far-right Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands - Die Volksunion (National Democratic Party, NPD) 'Pressefest' summer festival, organized by the party's publication, the 'Deutsche Stimme' (the German Voice), on August 11, 2012 in Pasewalk, Germany. The event took place in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, known as a stronghold for the NPD, where the party won over 30% of the votes in two districts in state elections in 2011. There have been two attempts to legally ban the right-wing group, in 2003 and 2011, after a neo-Nazi terrorist cell murdered at least nine people of predominently Turkish background as well as one policewoman between 2000 and 2007. (Getty Images)
Neo-Nazis gather for summer fest
A man sells clothing by the brand 'Ansgar Aryan' at the German far-right Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands - Die Volksunion (National Democratic Party, NPD) 'Pressefest' summer festival, organized by the party's publication, the 'Deutsche Stimme' (the German Voice), on August 11, 2012 in Pasewalk, Germany. The event took place in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, known as a stronghold for the NPD, where the party won over 30% of the votes in two districts in state elections in 2011. There have been two attempts to legally ban the right-wing group, in 2003 and 2011, after a neo-Nazi terrorist cell murdered at least nine people of predominently Turkish background as well as one policewoman between 2000 and 2007. (Getty Images)
Neo-Nazis gather for summer fest
Packets of gummi bears with the logo of the German far-right Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands - Die Volksunion (National Democratic Party, NPD) are seen on a table at the party's 'Pressefest' summer festival, organized by the its publication, the 'Deutsche Stimme' (the German Voice), on August 11, 2012 in Pasewalk, Germany. The event took place in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, known as a stronghold for the NPD, where the party won over 30% of the votes in two districts in state elections in 2011. There have been two attempts to legally ban the right-wing group, in 2003 and 2011, after a neo-Nazi terrorist cell murdered at least nine people of predominently Turkish background as well as one policewoman between 2000 and 2007. (Getty Images)
Neo-Nazis gather for summer fest
Participants attend the German far-right Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands - Die Volksunion (National Democratic Party, NPD) 'Pressefest' summer festival, organized by the party's publication, the 'Deutsche Stimme' (the German Voice), on August 11, 2012 in Pasewalk, Germany. The event took place in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, known as a stronghold for the NPD, where the party won over 30% of the votes in two districts in state elections in 2011. There have been two attempts to legally ban the right-wing group, in 2003 and 2011, after a neo-Nazi terrorist cell murdered at least nine people of predominently Turkish background as well as one policewoman between 2000 and 2007. (Getty Images)
Neo-Nazis gather for summer fest
A poster with an anti-Hitler illustration hangs at a demonstration against the German far-right Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands - Die Volksunion (National Democratic Party, NPD), on August 11, 2012 in Pasewalk, Germany. The counter-demonstration took place near the 'Pressefest' summer festival by the German far-right Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands - Die Volksunion (National Democratic Party, NPD) , organized by the party's publication, the 'Deutsche Stimme' (the German Voice). The events took place in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, known as a stronghold for the NPD, where the party won over 30% of the votes in two districts in state elections in 2011. There have been two attempts to legally ban the right-wing group, in 2003 and 2011, after a neo-Nazi terrorist cell murdered at least nine people of predominently Turkish background as well as one policewoman between 2000 and 2007. (Getty Images)
Neo-Nazis gather for summer fest
Participants attend the German far-right Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands - Die Volksunion (National Democratic Party, NPD) 'Pressefest' summer festival, organized by the party's publication, the 'Deutsche Stimme' (the German Voice), on August 11, 2012 in Pasewalk, Germany. The event took place in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, known as a stronghold for the NPD, where the party won over 30% of the votes in two districts in state elections in 2011. There have been two attempts to legally ban the right-wing group, in 2003 and 2011, after a neo-Nazi terrorist cell murdered at least nine people of predominently Turkish background as well as one policewoman between 2000 and 2007. (Getty Images)
Neo-Nazis gather for summer fest
Participants pass a truck carrying a sign reading 'Out of the Euro' at the German far-right Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands - Die Volksunion (National Democratic Party, NPD) 'Pressefest' summer festival, organized by the party's publication, the 'Deutsche Stimme' (the German Voice), on August 11, 2012 in Pasewalk, Germany. The event took place in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, known as a stronghold for the NPD, where the party won over 30% of the votes in two districts in state elections in 2011. There have been two attempts to legally ban the right-wing group, in 2003 and 2011, after a neo-Nazi terrorist cell murdered at least nine people of predominently Turkish background as well as one policewoman between 2000 and 2007. (Getty Images)
Neo-Nazis gather for summer fest
A participant attends the German far-right Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands - Die Volksunion (National Democratic Party, NPD) 'Pressefest' summer festival, organized by the party's publication, the 'Deutsche Stimme' (the German Voice), while holding a cotton tote bag reading 'Our Homeland, Our Mission,' on August 11, 2012 in Pasewalk, Germany. The event took place in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, known as a stronghold for the NPD, where the party won over 30% of the votes in two districts in state elections in 2011. There have been two attempts to legally ban the right-wing group, in 2003 and 2011, after a neo-Nazi terrorist cell murdered at least nine people of predominently Turkish background as well as one policewoman between 2000 and 2007. (Getty Images)
Neo-Nazis gather for summer fest
Participants attend the German far-right Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands - Die Volksunion (National Democratic Party, NPD) 'Pressefest' summer festival, organized by the party's publication, the 'Deutsche Stimme' (the German Voice), on August 11, 2012 in Pasewalk, Germany. The event took place in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, known as a stronghold for the NPD, where the party won over 30% of the votes in two districts in state elections in 2011. There have been two attempts to legally ban the right-wing group, in 2003 and 2011, after a neo-Nazi terrorist cell murdered at least nine people of predominently Turkish background as well as one policewoman between 2000 and 2007. (Getty Images)
Neo-Nazis gather for summer fest
A participant attends the German far-right Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands - Die Volksunion (National Democratic Party, NPD) 'Pressefest' summer festival, organized by the party's publication, the 'Deutsche Stimme' (the German Voice), while wearing a t-shirt listing German sports and military victories in Poland, on August 11, 2012 in Pasewalk, Germany. The event took place in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, known as a stronghold for the NPD, where the party won over 30% of the votes in two districts in state elections in 2011. There have been two attempts to legally ban the right-wing group, in 2003 and 2011, after a neo-Nazi terrorist cell murdered at least nine people of predominently Turkish background as well as one policewoman between 2000 and 2007. (Getty Images)