German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the weekly cabinet meeting at the 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. An independent panel of economists that advises the German government is forecasting that growth in Europe's biggest economy will slip below 1 percent next year. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. An independent panel of economists that advises the German government is forecasting that growth in Europe's biggest economy will slip below 1 percent next year. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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