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Credits for images in sequence in which they appear:
Brandenburg Gate ("Public Value Atlas"): photo.ua/shutterstock.com
Amphitheatre in the Mauerpark ("Background"): Eldad Carin/shutterstock.com
Alexanderplatz with train ("News"): Eldad Carin/shutterstock.com
World clock on the Alexanderplatz ("Public value and I"): Sergey Kelin/shutterstock.com
Volkswagen, VW up, 64th International Motor Show, IAA, 2011, Frankfurt am Main ("home page"): imageBROKER / Alamy Stock Photo
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