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Insight: The dark side of Germany's jobs miracle

A worker controls the cast at a blast furnace of German steel manufacturer Salzgitter AG in Salzgitter March 24, 2010. REUTERS/Christian Charisius/Files

A worker controls the cast at a blast furnace of German steel manufacturer Salzgitter AG in Salzgitter March 24, 2010. REUTERS/Christian Charisius/Files

A worker controls the cast at a blast furnace of German steel manufacturer Salzgitter AG in Salzgitter March 24, 2010. REUTERS/Christian Charisius/Files
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Workers assemble the new Porsche 911 sports car at the Porsche factory in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen January 24, 2012.    REUTERS/Michael Dalder/Files

Workers assemble the new Porsche 911 sports car at the Porsche factory in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen January 24, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/Files

Workers assemble the new Porsche 911 sports car at the Porsche factory in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen January 24, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/Files
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A worker of the coal mine "Auguste Victoria" is pictured during his underground work in the western city of Marl June 28, 2011.   REUTERS/Ina Fassbender/Files

A worker of the coal mine "Auguste Victoria" is pictured during his underground work in the western city of Marl June 28, 2011. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender/Files

A worker of the coal mine "Auguste Victoria" is pictured during his underground work in the western city of Marl June 28, 2011. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender/Files
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A worker stands between steel coils at German steel manufacturer Salzgitter AG in Salzgitter March 24, 2010. REUTERS/Christian Charisius/Files

A worker stands between steel coils at German steel manufacturer Salzgitter AG in Salzgitter March 24, 2010. REUTERS/Christian Charisius/Files

A worker stands between steel coils at German steel manufacturer Salzgitter AG in Salzgitter March 24, 2010. REUTERS/Christian Charisius/Files
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Workers clean the glass roof of a shopping centre in Frankfurt November 4, 2011.  REUTERS/Alex Domanski/Files

Workers clean the glass roof of a shopping centre in Frankfurt November 4, 2011. REUTERS/Alex Domanski/Files

Workers clean the glass roof of a shopping centre in Frankfurt November 4, 2011. REUTERS/Alex Domanski/Files
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