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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who also is chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Party (CDU), delivers her keynote speech at the party's 2012 convention in Hanover, Germany, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who also is chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Party (CDU), delivers her keynote speech at the party's 2012 convention in Hanover, Germany, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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