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Photo gallery: Easter egg market

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An easter egg with a floral and rabbit design carved into it on sale at the Easter egg market in Seligenstadt, Germany. Another market will be held at the monastery there this weekend.

Egg 2
Helmut Meister carfully applies miniature glass pearls to a wax coated egg at an Easter Egg market in Selgenstadt, Germany. The markets are popular places in the Easter season, and collecting eggs can be an expensive hobby.

Egg 3
An artist uses a kife to scrape away the color as he decorates the egg in Sorbian style.

Egg 4
Here an artist, dressed in traditional garb, decorates Easter eggs with Silesian designs, as seen in the foreground.

Egg 6
This egg has been dyed, then the designs were carved in it, and finally the straw star was applied. The technic comes from Hungary, and the egg was on sale for at the Easter egg market in Seligenstadt, Germany.

Egg 7
These chicken, duck and goose eggs were coated with a special wax before the colored beads were pressed into them to make the designs.

Egg 8
It takes talent and a steady hand to decorate an Easter egg like this. Markets where you can buy eggs and other holiday decorations are popping up throughout Germany from now until Easter.

Egg 9
A basket of colorful Sorbian Easter Eggs at an Easter Egg market in Seligenstadt, Germany. The Sorbs are a slavic minority living in eastern Germany near Hoyerswerda. The Easter Egg markets are popular places during the Easter season, and collecting eggs can be an expensive hobby.

Egg 10
Helga Wolter tied 16,000 double knots for the lace work, known as tatting, around this ostrich egg. It took four to five hours a day for two weeks to complete. She was selling it for 150 euros at an Easter Egg market in Seligenstadt, Germany.

Egg 12
Visitors to the Easter egg market at Kloster Eberbach check out these eggs colored with natural dyes.

Egg 13
These eggs are decorated with couples in traditional dress from different areas of Germany.

Egg 14
Easter bunnies made of dough and colorful eggs on a stick make a nice Easter decoration, that can be put into a vase, or stuck into the dirt of a flowerpot.

Egg 15
The egg at center wishes you a happy Easter!


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