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In pictures: Cebit 2006

Two humanoid robots by RoboNetics

The Cebit trade fair is taking place in Hanover. Billed as the world's largest technology show, the event will run until Wednesday.

Hitachi DVD camcorder

Here a visitor gets to grips with a Hitachi digital camcorder which records directly on to DVD.

TV mobile Nokia N92

Nokia's N92 is a mobile phone with a difference - a screen which enables the user to watch digital TV.

Miscrosoft's Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC)

Cebit also saw the unveiling of Microsoft's new UMPC, a handheld computer which uses the Windows operating system, and made by Samsung.

Samung UMPC with keyboard and mouse

The device had been dubbed Project Origami by Microsoft, and is being touted as a competitor for music and video devices such as the iPod.

Panasonic 103in plasma TV

Panasonic unveiled a 103-inch plasma-screen TV. More than 6300 exhibitors from 71 countries have taken part in this year's event.

A man watches a wall of TV flatscreens. Last year Cebit attracted 500,000 people, and more were expected this year.

Mockup of ViaMichelin device

Some companies - built giant mockups of their new products, such as this one of a ViaMichelin car navigation device.

Ego laptops

Dutch company ego unveiled laptops with a difference - available in a variety of handbag-shaped covers.

Eye-controlled cameras

Dr Erich Schneider models a new video camera system used for surgery. The footage can then be used for training or for other doctors to study.

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