German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leader of the Christian Democratic Union party CDU stands in front of her party's logo before a CDU board meeting in Berlin September 16, 2013. German Chancellor ... more 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leader of the Christian Democratic Union party CDU stands in front of her party's logo before a CDU board meeting in Berlin September 16, 2013. German Chancellor Merkel's allies of the Bavarian Christian Social Union party CSU swept to victory in a state election in Bavaria on Sunday, regaining the absolute assembly majority they lost in 2008 and providing a show of conservative strength for the chancellor a week before Germany goes to the polls. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) less 
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