Jim Yong Kim, the President of the World Bank, takes a question by Claudia Buch, left, Vice-President of Bundesbank, the German cantral bank, during a Q&A session following his lecture on the role of developping countries and poverty in world economy at Frankfurt’s Johann Wolfgang Goethe university, June 9. Kim also stated that the world is more or less unprepared for a new pandemic that he said was very likely to happen at some point in the future.
A visitor aims his little water pistol at an installation named ‘Splashlights’, one of the many objects on display throughout the city during the annual ‘Luminale’ light festival in Frankfurt, March 30. ‘Splashlights’, created by students of the Ilmenau (Germany) university, consists of some 20.000 LEDs that are switched on upon contact with water.
A French soldier is ridiculed in a German children’s book printed in the year 1915 during World War I. A small exhibition at the department of youth literature of Frankfurt’s university highlights some sad examples of propaganda meant to entertain the younger generation of that time. WW I began almost 100 years ago on July 28, 1914.
Frankfurt’s 116-meter university tower comes down in a blast, Feb.2. The tower was built in 1972 and demolished 42 years later using some 950 kilograms of explosives. It was one of the biggest such operations in Europe.