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Merkel, in anxious Lisbon, hails austerity drive


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Police officers clash with protesters during a demonstration against German Chancellor Angela Merkel in central Lisbon November 12, 2012. Merkel faced scattered protests on Monday in Lisbon, where she delivered German endorsement of a government austerity drive designed to honour a bailout loan but which critics fear may only deepen the slump. REUTERS/Hugo Correia