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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and French President Francois Hollande salute to each other during a private dinner in a Berlin restaurant at the eve of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jesco Denzel/Bundespresseamt/Pool

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and French President Francois Hollande salute to each other during a private dinner in a Berlin restaurant at the eve of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, January 21, 2013....more

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and French President Francois Hollande salute to each other during a private dinner in a Berlin restaurant at the eve of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jesco Denzel/Bundespresseamt/Pool
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande speak during a meeting with some 200 German and French students and pupils as part of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, in the Chancellery in Berlin, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kay Nietfeld/Pool (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande speak during a meeting with some 200 German and French students and pupils as part of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, in the Chancellery in Berlin,...more

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande speak during a meeting with some 200 German and French students and pupils as part of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, in the Chancellery in Berlin, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kay Nietfeld/Pool (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande meet some 200 German and French students and pupils as part of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, in the Chancellery in Berlin, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kay Nietfeld/Pool (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande meet some 200 German and French students and pupils as part of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, in the Chancellery in Berlin, January 21, 2013....more

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande meet some 200 German and French students and pupils as part of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, in the Chancellery in Berlin, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kay Nietfeld/Pool (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande arrive to meet some 200 German and French students and pupils as part of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, in the Chancellery in Berlin, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kay Nietfeld/Pool (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande arrive to meet some 200 German and French students and pupils as part of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, in the Chancellery in Berlin, January 21, 2013....more

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande arrive to meet some 200 German and French students and pupils as part of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, in the Chancellery in Berlin, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kay Nietfeld/Pool (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande arrive to meet some 200 German and French students and pupils as part of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, in the Chancellery in Berlin, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kay Nietfeld/Pool (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande arrive to meet some 200 German and French students and pupils as part of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, in the Chancellery in Berlin, January 21, 2013....more

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande arrive to meet some 200 German and French students and pupils as part of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, in the Chancellery in Berlin, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kay Nietfeld/Pool (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS)
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