German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, welcomes presidential candidate Joachim Gauck at an ecumenical service prior to Germany's Federal Assembly in Berlin, Sunday, March 18, 2012. The assembly convened solely for the purpose to elect the German President. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool)

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, welcomes presidential candidate Joachim Gauck at an ecumenical service prior to Germany's Federal Assembly in Berlin, Sunday, March 18, 2012. The assembly convened solely for the purpose to elect the German President. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, welcomes presidential candidate Joachim Gauck at an ecumenical service prior to Germany's Federal Assembly in Berlin, Sunday, March 18, 2012. The assembly convened solely for the purpose to elect the German President. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool)
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