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A prim and proper Emmy Rossum attends an opera premiere at the Lincoln Center in New York on Monday. An opera premiere. That's as good as it gets this week, folks.

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Actress Amber Heard also attends the incredibly boring Metropolitan Opera gala premiere of Jules Massenet's "Manon" at the Lincoln Center on Monday.

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And in pretty much the apogee of this week's photo offerings, a welcome breeze buffets January Jones at the Lincoln Center in New York on Monday. Sigh. If only there was one other event this week, an event that took place in a not-too-distant caucasian country whose brash culture and recent history are susceptible to cheap stereotyping that everyone can be comfortable with.

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Welcome to Germany's annual Echo Music Awards in Berlin last week, folks! This is the German pop trio Heidi Erbens. You can tell they're German because two out three of them are blond.

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While there are absolutely no (none!) obvious visual clues that this group, called MIA., is German, the fact that you suddenly feel like it's 1983 and you can't get the song "99 Red Balloons" out of your head is proof that you are looking at a "deutsche Elektropop-Musikgruppe."

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Famous German drag queen Olivia Jones is German.

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Und hier ist der DJ Bobo.

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"Allo, DJ Bobo!"

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Alec Voelkel and Sascha Vollmer (right) of the German country-western band Boss Hoss pose on the red carpet for the Echo Music Awards in Berlin last week. Their hits include "She's Actin' Greek, I'm Sellin' Euros," "I Feel So Lonesome I Could Cry (But I'm Not French So That's Not Going to Happen)" and "I've Been So Miserable Since You've Been Gone It's Almost Like I'm Still in Belgium."

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Singer Aura Dione is Danish, so the pastry-themed dress made sense at the Echo Music Awards in Berlin last week.

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German TV host Enie van de Meiklokjes and her boyfriend Hendrik Lenz are German, so the large cherries stuck to her head made sense at the Echo Music Awards in Berlin last week.

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DJ Bobo ist alles ha ha ha!!

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Singer Katy Perry follows her bangs into the Echo Music Awards in Berlin last week.

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"I heard you Germans like big bangs," explains Katy Perry at the Echo Music Awards in Berlin last week.

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Later, Perry exposed her coastline to the audience, and risked invasion.

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Marilyn Manson gave this dynamic, riveting performance at the Echo Music Awards in Berlin last week.

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Hosts Ina Mueller and Barbara Schoeneberger (right) exchange a kiss at the Echo Music Awards ceremony in Berlin last week. Seriously though, isn't the whole girl-chastely-kissing-girl thing at music awards shows a little tired by now?

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Oh. Never mind.

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DJ Bobo ist alles WTF?!

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"Auf Wiedersehen!"

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