Newly appointed German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen inspects a guard of honour during an office handing over ceremony at the Defence Ministry in Berlin December 17, 2013. German Chancellor ... more 
Newly appointed German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen inspects a guard of honour during an office handing over ceremony at the Defence Ministry in Berlin December 17, 2013. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was elected to a third term as chancellor in a vote in the German lower house of parliament on Tuesday, paving the way for her new "grand coalition" government to be sworn in and formally take power later in the day. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) less 
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Tue, Dec 17, 2013 8:38 AM EST