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Sept. 9, 2011, 8:57 a.m.
A woman loads a washing machine at the Federal Press Beach in Berlin, Germany on Sept. 6.

Photo: Joerg Carstensen

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A woman loads a washing machine at the Federal Press Beach in Berlin on Sept. 6.

The 156 washing machines — free for anyone to use — were placed on the beach by the company Siemens for promotion during the IFA trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances. IFA, or Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin, is one of the world's largest shows for consumer electronics and appliances.