German Chancellor and leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Angela Merkel acknowledges the applause of the delegates after her speech at the CDU's annual party meeting in Hanover

 
German Chancellor and leader of Germany
German Chancellor and leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Angela Merkel acknowledges the applause of the delegates after her speech at the CDU's annual party meeting in Hanover, December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach