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Essen Is a Paradise

Once upon a time, a thriving arms industry operated in Essen, but that stopped being something to be proud of around the same time the German city was mercilessly bombed by the Allies during World War II.

Once upon a time, a thriving arms industry operated in Essen, but that stopped being something to be proud of around the same time the German city was mercilessly bombed by the Allies during World War II.

Not much has happened to the place since then, though its proximity to Holland means the drugs are plentiful. Which, in turn, means the local kids are more than willing to share their intimate parts with one another and with photographer Peter Kaaden.

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