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Students of the 12th grade participate in the written 'Abitur' exam, the final examination of the secondary school, in the subject 'German' at the 'Gymnasium' secondary school in Gadebusch, Germany, 25 April 2017. A total of 4,864 students of the 12th and 13th grades of the 'Gymnasium' secondary schools, integrated secondary schools and vocational high schools participated in the 'Abitur' exam in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the ministry of education informed. The German exam is the first one to be written. Photo: Jens Büttner/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa /MediaPunch ***FOR USA ONLY***