FILE - In this June 3, 2009 file photo, containers are piled up at the harbor of Hamburg, northern Germany. Germany's Federal Statistics Office said Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, Europe's largest economy's ... more 
FILE - In this June 3, 2009 file photo, containers are piled up at the harbor of Hamburg, northern Germany. Germany's Federal Statistics Office said Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, Europe's largest economy's trade surplus widened in August as exports rose while imports remained flat. The office said that preliminary data show German exports were up 3.5 percent in August over the same month last year when adjusted for calendar and seasonal variations. Imports were unchanged. (AP Photo/Fabian Bimmer, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Fabian Bimmer, File
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