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Children eat freshly picked strawberries from a crate in a field near Kindelbrueck, Germany on May 31.

Photo: Martin Schutt

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Germany's strawberry harvest

Children eat freshly picked strawberries from a crate in a field near Kindelbrueck, Germany, on May 31.

Thuringia, one of Germany's 16 states, harvests about 1,100 tons of strawberries a year, and towns hold summer festivals to kick off the harvest season.