Anti-nuclear protest signs dot Germany's rural landscape. This one, near Gorleben, reads, Atomic Energy? No thanks.

This classic protest bumper sticker, from the 1970s, depicts a fictitious republic independent from Germany - and nuclear energy.

Activist Kersten Kudek stands beneath a giant yellow X erected in woodlands near a nuclear waste storage facility. The X has become the dominant symbol of popular rejection of the storage sites.