German Chancellor Angela Merkel, visible in background, attends the speech of Peer Steinbrueck, the top candidate of the German Social Democratic Party for the federal elections in 2013

 

              German Chancellor Angela Merkel, visible in background, attends the speech of Peer Steinbrueck, the top candidate of the German Social Democratic Party for the federal elections in 2013
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, visible in background, attends the speech of Peer Steinbrueck, the top candidate of the German Social Democratic Party for the federal elections in 2013, during a meeting of the German Federal Parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)