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  •  - Wilders listens during a debate in the Dutch parliament about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Wilders listens during a debate in the Dutch parliament about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Posted: 4/24/2012 8:58:09 AM EST
    Anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders listens during a debate in the Dutch parliament about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague April 24, 2012. Prime Minister Mark Rutte offered his minority Liberal-Christian Democrat coalition's resignation to Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands after a split with the populist Freedom Party of Wilders, opening the way for early elections. REUTERS/Robin van Lonkhuijsen/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Rutte reacts during a debate in the Dutch parliament about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Rutte reacts during a debate in the Dutch parliament about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Posted: 4/24/2012 8:53:21 AM EST
    Prime Minister Mark Rutte reacts during a debate in the Dutch parliament about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague April 24, 2012. Rutte offered his minority Liberal-Christian Democrat coalition's resignation to Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands after a split with the populist Freedom Party of Geert Wilders, opening the way for early elections. REUTERS/Robin van Lonkhuijsen/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Rutte arrives for a debate in the Dutch parliament about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Rutte arrives for a debate in the Dutch parliament about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Posted: 4/24/2012 8:48:24 AM EST
    Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrives for a debate in the Dutch parliament about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague April 24, 2012. Rutte offered his minority Liberal-Christian Democrat coalition's resignation to Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands after a split with the populist Freedom Party of Geert Wilders, opening the way for early elections. REUTERS/Robin van Lonkhuijsen/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Wilders arrives for a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts

    Wilders arrives for a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts

    Posted: 4/24/2012 8:45:32 AM EST
    Dutch populist Geert Wilders arrives for a debate in the Dutch parliament about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague April 24, 2012. Prime minister Mark Rutte offered his minority Liberal-Christian Democrat coalition's resignation to Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands after a split with the populist Freedom Party of Wilders, opening the way for early elections. REUTERS/Robin van Lonkhuijsen/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Anti-immigration politician Wilders arrives for a debate at the Dutch parliament about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Anti-immigration politician Wilders arrives for a debate at the Dutch parliament about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Posted: 4/24/2012 8:37:15 AM EST
    Anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders arrives for a debate at the Dutch parliament about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague April 24, 2012. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte tendered his government's resignation on Monday in a crisis over budget cuts, creating a political vacuum in a country which strongly backed an EU fiscal treaty and lectured Greece on getting its finances in order. REUTERS/Robin van Lonkhuijsen/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - To go with story GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT

    To go with story GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT

    Posted: 4/23/2012 5:07:52 AM EST
    File photo of Hannelore Kraft, Social Democratic (SPD) premier of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) frowning during a SPD nomination party congress in Duesseldorf March 31, 2012, for the upcoming May 13, 2012, state elections in NRW. Under Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany has forced high-debt countries like Greece, Ireland and Portugal to accept painful austerity as a condition for financial aid. Spain and Italy are also making unprecedented budget cuts in a desperate bid to avoid bailouts. But in NRW, a rust-belt state whose debt has swelled to a record 180 billion euros ($237.74 billion), the electorate is rejecting Merkel's message of fiscal responsibility and embracing the SPD's go-slowly approach, which promises investments in children, education and NRW's ailing cities. TO GO WITH STORY GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/Files (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS HEADSHOT BUSINESS)
  •  - To go with story GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT

    To go with story GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT

    Posted: 4/23/2012 5:07:31 AM EST
    File photo of Hannelore Kraft, Social Democratic party (SPD) federal state premier of North-Rhine Westphalia kicking a soccer ball during her election campaign tour in the western German city of Gelsenkirchen April 14, 2012, for the upcoming May 13, 2012, state elections in Germany's most populous federal state NRW. Under Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany has forced high-debt countries like Greece, Ireland and Portugal to accept painful austerity as a condition for financial aid. Spain and Italy are also making unprecedented budget cuts in a desperate bid to avoid bailouts. But in NRW, a rust-belt state whose debt has swelled to a record 180 billion euros ($237.74 billion), the electorate is rejecting Merkel's message of fiscal responsibility and embracing the SPD's go-slowly approach, which promises investments in children, education and NRW's ailing cities. TO GO WITH STORY GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/Files (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - To go with story GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT

    To go with story GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT

    Posted: 4/23/2012 5:07:11 AM EST
    File photo of Hannelore Kraft, Social Democratic party (SPD) federal state premier of North-Rhine Westphalia using her tablet computer to write a comment for social media during her election campaign bus tour near Warendorf in Westphalia April 14, 2012, for the upcoming May 13, 2012, state elections in Germany's most populous federal state NRW. Under Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany has forced high-debt countries like Greece, Ireland and Portugal to accept painful austerity as a condition for financial aid. Spain and Italy are also making unprecedented budget cuts in a desperate bid to avoid bailouts. But in NRW, a rust-belt state whose debt has swelled to a record 180 billion euros ($237.74 billion), the electorate is rejecting Merkel's message of fiscal responsibility and embracing the SPD's go-slowly approach, which promises investments in children, education and NRW's ailing cities. TO GO WITH STORY GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/files (GERMANY - Tags:
  •  - To go with story GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT

    To go with story GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT

    Posted: 4/23/2012 5:06:58 AM EST
    File photo of Hannelore Kraft, Social Democratic party (SPD) federal state premier of North-Rhine Westphalia leaving her election campaign bus in the western German city of Muenster April 14, 2012, as she campaigns for the upcoming May 13, 2012, state elections in Germany's most populous federal state NRW. Under Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany has forced high-debt countries like Greece, Ireland and Portugal to accept painful austerity as a condition for financial aid. Spain and Italy are also making unprecedented budget cuts in a desperate bid to avoid bailouts. But in NRW, a rust-belt state whose debt has swelled to a record 180 billion euros ($237.74 billion), the electorate is rejecting Merkel's message of fiscal responsibility and embracing the SPD's go-slowly approach, which promises investments in children, education and NRW's ailing cities. TO GO WITH STORY GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/Files (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - To go with story GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT

    To go with story GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT

    Posted: 4/23/2012 5:06:42 AM EST
    Hannelore Kraft, Social Democratic party (SPD) federal state premier of North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW) hands out roses at a fruit and vegetable stall as she campaigns in the western German city of Guetersloh April 19, 2012, for the upcoming May 13, 2012, state elections in Germany's most populous federal state NRW. Under Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany has forced high-debt countries like Greece, Ireland and Portugal to accept painful austerity as a condition for financial aid. Spain and Italy are also making unprecedented budget cuts in a desperate bid to avoid bailouts. But in NRW, a rust-belt state whose debt has swelled to a record 180 billion euros ($237.74 billion), the electorate is rejecting Merkel's message of fiscal responsibility and embracing the SPD's go-slowly approach, which promises investments in children, education and NRW's ailing cities. Picture taken April 19. TO GO WITH STORY GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS
  •  - To go with story GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT

    To go with story GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT

    Posted: 4/23/2012 5:06:35 AM EST
    A pensioner expresses her thanks after receiving a rose from Hannelore Kraft, Social Democratic party (SPD) federal state premier of North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW) as she campaigns in the western German city of Guetersloh April 19, 2012, for the upcoming May 13, 2012, state elections in Germany's most populous federal state NRW. Under Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany has forced high-debt countries like Greece, Ireland and Portugal to accept painful austerity as a condition for financial aid. Spain and Italy are also making unprecedented budget cuts in a desperate bid to avoid bailouts. But in NRW, a rust-belt state whose debt has swelled to a record 180 billion euros ($237.74 billion), the electorate is rejecting Merkel's message of fiscal responsibility and embracing the SPD's go-slowly approach, which promises investments in children, education and NRW's ailing cities. Picture taken April 19. TO GO WITH STORY GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (GERMANY - Tags:
  •  - To go with story GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT

    To go with story GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT

    Posted: 4/23/2012 5:06:26 AM EST
    Hannelore Kraft, Social Democratic party (SPD) federal state premier of North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW) hands out a rose to a cyclist as she campaigns in the western German city of Guetersloh April 19, 2012, for the upcoming May 13, 2012, state elections in Germany's most populous federal state NRW. Under Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany has forced high-debt countries like Greece, Ireland and Portugal to accept painful austerity as a condition for financial aid. Spain and Italy are also making unprecedented budget cuts in a desperate bid to avoid bailouts. But in NRW, a rust-belt state whose debt has swelled to a record 180 billion euros ($237.74 billion), the electorate is rejecting Merkel's message of fiscal responsibility and embracing the SPD's go-slowly approach, which promises investments in children, education and NRW's ailing cities. Picture taken April 19. TO GO WITH STORY GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS BUSINESS)
  •  - To go with story GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT

    To go with story GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT

    Posted: 4/23/2012 5:06:15 AM EST
    Hannelore Kraft, Social Democratic party (SPD) federal state premier of North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW) holds a bunch of roses as she campaigns in the western German city of Guetersloh April 19, 2012, for the upcoming May 13, 2012, state elections in Germany's most populous federal state NRW. Under Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany has forced high-debt countries like Greece, Ireland and Portugal to accept painful austerity as a condition for financial aid. Spain and Italy are also making unprecedented budget cuts in a desperate bid to avoid bailouts. But in NRW, a rust-belt state whose debt has swelled to a record 180 billion euros ($237.74 billion), the electorate is rejecting Merkel's message of fiscal responsibility and embracing the SPD's go-slowly approach, which promises investments in children, education and NRW's ailing cities. Picture taken April 19. TO GO WITH STORY GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS BUSINESS)
  •  - Public health workers protest against budget cuts at Vall d'Hebron Hospital in Barcelona

    Public health workers protest against budget cuts at Vall d'Hebron Hospital in Barcelona

    Posted: 4/20/2012 4:16:20 PM EST
    Public health workers protest against budget cuts at Vall d'Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, November 15, 2011. REUTERS/Albert Gea