The hands of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leader of the Christian Democratic Union party CDU are pictured as she poses in front of her election campaign tour bus before a CDU board meeting in ... more 
The hands of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leader of the Christian Democratic Union party CDU are pictured as she poses in front of her election campaign tour bus 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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