Combination file photos of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, carrying handbags that make up the colours of the German national flag, as she leaves during sessions of the German lower house of ... more 
Combination file photos of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, carrying handbags that make up the colours of the German national flag, as she leaves during sessions of the German lower house of parliament Bundestag at the Reichstag in Berlin. Merkel, a discreet protestant pastor's daughter from East Germany, looks sure to win a third four-year term in an election on September 22, 2013, making her one of only three post-war leaders to accomplish that feat, after Helmut Kohl and Konrad Adenauer. Popular at home for her steady handling of the euro zone crisis and modest leadership style, Merkel faces major policy challenges if she wins on Sunday. Pictures taken (L-R) September 8, 2011, September 12, 2012 and December 15, 2011. REUTERS/Staff/Files (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ELECTIONS) less 
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