German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and French President Nicolas Sarkozy give a joint press conference after a French-German Cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and French President Nicolas Sarkozy give a joint press conference after a French-German Cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)