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The desacralized St Lambertus church in Erkelenz-Immerath, western Germany, is being demolished on January 8, 2018, in order to make possible brown coal surface mining. Residents from the village of Immerath were relocated previously, as the area is to be exploited by German energy supplier RWE Power in an extension of their Tagebau Garzweiler open pit lignite mine. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Henning Kaiser / Germany OUT

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