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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, shakes hands with the chairman of the Social Democrats, designated Vice-Chancellor and Economy Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, at the parliament in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday Dec. 17, 2013, after Merkel was re-elected. Germany's Parliament elected Chancellor Angela Merkel to a third term as the leader of Europe's biggest economic power on Tuesday, nearly three months after an awkward election result forced her to put together a new governing coalition. (AP Photo/dpa, Kay Nietfeld)