Containers are piled up at the Duisburg harbour, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. The German economy shrank by a larger-than-expected 0.6 percent in the final quarter in 2012, official

 

              Containers are piled up at the Duisburg harbour, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. The German economy shrank by a larger-than-expected 0.6 percent in the final quarter in 2012, official
Containers are piled up at the Duisburg harbour, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. The German economy shrank by a larger-than-expected 0.6 percent in the final quarter in 2012, official figures showed Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in a clear sign that the European financial crisis took its toll on the continent's largest economy. The quarterly decline was primarily due to a drop in exports as demand weakened from other European nations, many of which are in recession, the Federal Statistical Office said. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)