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People walk up the Rheinelbe tip to the sculpture 'Stairway to Heaven' on a sunny spring day in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The sculpture by artist Herman Prigann is placed on a stockpile from the Ruhr's mining past. In a region lacking natural hills, man-made spoil tips often seem to tower above the horizon.