Economy specialist Wolfgang Franz, left, hands over the prognosis for Germany's economy 

Economy specialist Wolfgang Franz, left, hands over the prognosis for Germany's economy in the upcoming year to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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Economy specialist Wolfgang Franz, left, hands over the prognosis for Germany's economy in the upcoming year to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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