An American steps into a culture gap upon arriving at the Frankfurt, Germany, airport, entering a terminal with “no smoking” signs and encountering groups of smokers at ash trays filled with butts. Nearby policemen don’t seem to mind. The verboten signs are relatively new; maybe there’s a transitional grace period. Warning to U.S. visitors: Don’t try this at home. I’m here for the world-famous Frankfurt auto show where I spot another policeman, this one manning a specialty car exhibit ...

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