Offbeat Pictures of The Week - May 30

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An actor representing a Prussian soldier from the time of the... News PhotoActor,Anniversary,Army Soldier,Battle Of The Nations Memorial,Celebration,Conflict,Germany,Horizontal,Human Sciences,Leipzig,Memorial Event,Napoleonic Wars,National Landmark,Offbeat,Patriotism,Representing,Saxony,Science and Technology,The ReichstagPhotographer Collection: DPA 2013 AFPAn actor representing a Prussian soldier from the time of the Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815) is pictured as festivities started to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of the Nations and the 100th anniversary of the 'Voelkerschlachtdenkmal' memorial to the Battle of the Nations on May 25, 2013 in Leipzig, eastern Germany. The battle, that took place from October 16 to 19, 1813, was fought between the coalition armies of Russia, Prussia, Austria and Sweden against the French army of Napoleon I. AFP PHOTO / SEBASTIAN WILLNOW / GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read SEBASTIAN WILLNOW/AFP/Getty Images)