Thomas Grosse (L) helps quarantine office leader Thomas Klotzkowski to put on protective clothing during a demonstration of the proceedings at the quarantine office of Berlin's Charite hospital on August 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DPA / TIM BRAKEMEIER
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