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Trabant enthusiasts gather in Germany

The Trabant, also called the Trabi, is the iconic car of the former communist East Germany (DDR). Germany is marking the 25th anniversary of the reunification of West and East Germany this year.

Trabant enthusiasts gather in Germany
A Trabant automobile is seen at a Trabant enthusiasts' weekend on August 8, 2015 near Nossen, Germany. The Trabant, also called the Trabi, is the iconic car of the former communist East Germany (DDR). Production of the car soon ceased following the collapse of the communist government in 1989, yet the car continues to enjoy a devoted following today. Germany is marking the 25th anniversary of the reunification of West and East Germany this year. (Getty Images)
Trabant enthusiasts gather in Germany
A Trabant automobile sits parked at a Trabant enthusiasts' weekend on August 8, 2015 near Nossen, Germany. The Trabant, also called the Trabi, is the iconic car of the former communist East Germany (DDR). Production of the car soon ceased following the collapse of the communist government in 1989, yet the car continues to enjoy a devoted following today. Germany is marking the 25th anniversary of the reunification of West and East Germany this year. (Getty Images)
Trabant enthusiasts gather in Germany
A 'Born in East Germany' tag hangs from the rearview mirror of a Trabant automobile during a Trabant enthusiasts' weekend on August 8, 2015 near Nossen, Germany. The Trabant, also called the Trabi, is the iconic car of the former communist East Germany (DDR). Production of the car soon ceased following the collapse of the communist government in 1989, yet the car continues to enjoy a devoted following today. Germany is marking the 25th anniversary of the reunification of West and East Germany this year. (Getty Images)
Trabant enthusiasts gather in Germany
Trabant automobiles are seen at a Trabant enthusiasts' weekend on August 8, 2015 near Nossen, Germany. The Trabant, also called the Trabi, is the iconic car of the former communist East Germany (DDR). Production of the car soon ceased following the collapse of the communist government in 1989, yet the car continues to enjoy a devoted following today. Germany is marking the 25th anniversary of the reunification of West and East Germany this year. (Getty Images)
Trabant enthusiasts gather in Germany
Visitors look at a Trabant automobile during a Trabant enthusiasts' weekend on August 8, 2015 near Nossen, Germany. The Trabant, also called the Trabi, is the iconic car of the former communist East Germany (DDR). Production of the car soon ceased following the collapse of the communist government in 1989, yet the car continues to enjoy a devoted following today. Germany is marking the 25th anniversary of the reunification of West and East Germany this year. (Getty Images)
Trabant enthusiasts gather in Germany
Trabant automobiles are seen at a Trabant enthusiasts' weekend on August 8, 2015 near Nossen, Germany. The Trabant, also called the Trabi, is the iconic car of the former communist East Germany (DDR). Production of the car soon ceased following the collapse of the communist government in 1989, yet the car continues to enjoy a devoted following today. Germany is marking the 25th anniversary of the reunification of West and East Germany this year. (Getty Images)
Trabant enthusiasts gather in Germany
A Trabant automobile with a camping tent atop it sits parked at a Trabant enthusiasts' weekend on August 8, 2015 near Nossen, Germany. The Trabant, also called the Trabi, is the iconic car of the former communist East Germany (DDR). Production of the car soon ceased following the collapse of the communist government in 1989, yet the car continues to enjoy a devoted following today. Germany is marking the 25th anniversary of the reunification of West and East Germany this year. (Getty Images)