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Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, who leads the center-right Christian Democratic Party, gestures for photographers in front of her election campaign tour bus before a meeting in Berlin, September 16, 2013 (Credit: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch)

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, who leads the center-right Christian Democratic Party, gestures for photographers in front of her election campaign tour bus before a meeting in Berlin, September 16, 2013 (Credit: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch)