BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 17: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle follow heated debates over the future of Germany's nuclear energy policy at ... more 
BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 17: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle follow heated debates over the future of Germany's nuclear energy policy at the German Parliament (Bundestag), at the Reichstag, on March 17, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Merkel recently announced that seven of Germany's 15 nuclear power plants would be temporarily shut in order to allow heightened security and safety checks in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear power disaster in Japan, though the opposition is accusing her of a symbolic gesture ahead of elections this year in several German states. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) less 
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