Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2ndR) i...German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2ndR) is greeted by French President Francois Hollande prior to their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of a EU summit on October 24, 2013. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, reportedly the target of US snooping on her mobile phone, said on October 24 that such conduct between friends was unacceptable.  AFP PHOTO / POOL / Michel EulerMICHEL EULER/AFP/Getty Images

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German chancellor Angela Merkel is greeted by French president François Hollande prior to their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels Read more

Artists A.Signl, left, and B.Shanti, second from right, of the artist group Captain Borderline paint their mural   'Surveillance of the fittest' at a wall in Cologne, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. The painting shows an American Bald Eagle with surveillance cameras watching a herd of sheep to draw attention to the spying program of the American National Security Agency. Germany demanded answers to ìall open questionsî about U.S. surveillance Thursday following allegations that American intelligence may have targeted Chancellor Angela Merkelís cellphone, and her chief of staff noted that Washington hasnít denied past snooping.

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Artists A Signl (left) and B Shanti (second from right), of the artist group Captain Borderline, paint a mural “Surveillance of the Fittest” on a wall in Cologne, Germany, to draw attention to the spying programme of the US intelligence services Read more

A road sign with graffiti reading "Angie's Massage Bunker" is pictured at the square in front of the Reichstag building

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A road sign with graffiti reading “Angie’s Massage Bunker” faces the Reichstag building, seat of the German lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin

Angela Merkel...German Chancellor Angela Merkel chairwoman of the Christian Democratic party CDU arrives for preliminary talks after last month' election on forming Germany's next government, in Berlin, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. The two parties CDU and CSU that make up the conservative Union bloc and the SPD are expected to discuss how much common ground there is to create a "grand coalition" like the one that governed Germany during Merkel's first term from 2005 to 2009.

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Chancellor Angela Merkel, head of the Christian Democratic party CDU, arrives in Berlin for preliminary talks on forming Germany’s next government. The two parties – CDU and CSU – that make up the conservative Union bloc and the SPD are expected to discuss how much common ground there is to create a “grand coalition” like the one that governed Germany during Ms Merkel’s first term. Read more

Bavarian state Premier Seehofer and German Chancellor Merkel hug before parliamentary group meeting of CDU and CSU in Berlin...Bavarian state Premier Horst Seehofer and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hug before a parliamentary group meeting of the Chirstian Democratic Union (CDU) and Christian Social Union (CSU) in Berlin September 24, 2013.

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Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer and German chancellor Angela Merkel hug before a parliamentary group meeting of the Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union in Berlin Read more

Supporters of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) hold placards with the nickname of German Chancellor and CDU leader Angela Merkel at an election campaign event of the CDU  in Fulda, Germany, on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Merkel, the leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union party and top candidate of her party will be challenged by Social Democratic Party (SPD) top candidate Peer Steinbrueck at Germany's general elections on Sept. 22, 2013

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Supporters of Angela Merkel show their support for the German chancellor at an election campaign event for the Christian Democratic Union in Fulda, Germany, on Thursday Read more

An election campaign posters of German Chancellor Angela Merkel is photographed through a car window covered with rain drops in Berlin, ahead of the elections on the 22nd September.

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An election campaign poster for German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seen through a car window in Berlin. Germany goes to the polls for a general election on September 22.

German Chancellor and leader of the cons...German Chancellor and leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party Angela Merkel (C) looks at the party's cyberspace campaign offerings as she meets with election campaign workers at the CDU headquarters in  Berlin on September 4, 2013.     AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images

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Angela Merkel, German chancellor and leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, looks at the party’s cyberspace drive and chats to election campaign workers at the CDU headquarters in BerlinRead more

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (front) ...German Chancellor Angela Merkel (front) stands up at the start of a session of the Bundestag lower house of parliament dedicated to a probe into the handling by German security agencies of the Neo-Nazi National Socialist Underground (NSU) group, in Berlin on September 2, 2013.AFP

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German chancellor Angela Merkel at the start of a session of the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament in Berlin, looking into the handling by German security agencies of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Underground group Read more

German Chancellor Merkel writes her name on a blackboard at the Heinrich Schliemann Gymnasium in Berlin...German Chancellor Angela Merkel writes her name on a blackboard before conducting a lecture at the Heinrich Schliemann Gymnasium, a secondary school, in Berlin August 13, 2013. Merkel delivered a lecture to a 12th grade class on the building of the Berlin Wall in August 1961.

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German chancellor Angela Merkel, campaigning for a third term, filled in as a school history teacher on Tuesday on the 52nd anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall. Read more