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  • **FILE** German Finance Minister Peer Steinbruck arrives for the G20 finance Minister's summit at the Treasury in Westminster, London, on Sept. 5, 2009. (Associated Press)

    A 'bird' in hand proves costly for German challenger

    Peer Steinbruck, Chancellor Angela Merkel's leading challenger in national elections later this month, is getting new attention not for his platform but for having directed a universally understood obscene hand gesture at reporters and editors in a recent interview with a top German newspaper.

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