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A trader's desk is decorated with a German flag and bull and a bear styrofoam figurines during morning trading session at Frankfurt's stock exchange July 7, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A trader's desk is decorated with a German flag and bull and a bear styrofoam figurines during morning trading session at Frankfurt's stock exchange July 7, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A trader's desk is decorated with a German flag and bull and a bear styrofoam figurines during morning trading session at Frankfurt's stock exchange July 7, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Huge van carriers transport containers at the container terminal "Burchardkai" of the Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) in the harbour of Hamburg October 17, 2012. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Huge van carriers transport containers at the container terminal "Burchardkai" of the Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) in the harbour of Hamburg October 17, 2012. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Huge van carriers transport containers at the container terminal "Burchardkai" of the Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) in the harbour of Hamburg October 17, 2012. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
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