Angela Merkel, German chancellor and chairwoman of the Christian Democratic party, smiles during a news conference after a party's board meeting in Berlin on Sept. 23, 2013. (Associated Press)

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Angela Merkel, German chancellor and chairwoman of the Christian Democratic party, smiles during a news conference after a party's board meeting in Berlin on Sept. 23, 2013. (Associated Press)