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Thursday January 22 marks the end of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, Germany's largest, biannual fashion event hosted in Berlin at the Brandenburg Gate. Closing out its 16th season, last week's event gave both established and emerging fashion designers a venue to present their Autumn/Winter 2015 collections.
Police officers block protesters against a rally of 'Berlin Patriots against the Islamization of the West' (BAERGIDA), a group linked with the PEGIDA movement, gather in front of the Brandenburg Gate near the French embassy in Berlin on Monday. The poster reads ' You are not the people - a blessing for the Occident".
On Monday night, an estimated 400 people, members of the Berlin offshoot of Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West, gathered in front of the city’s iconic Brandenburg Gate. In Dresden, the movement’s birthplace, a surge of support following the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris drew a record crowd of 25,000 to the weekly demonstration that night. But the expected uptick of support in Berlin failed to materialize.