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Merkel, in anxious Lisbon, hails austerity drive

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

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...more

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
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A protester wearing a clown nose and a helmet takes part in 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

A protester wearing a clown nose and a helmet takes part in 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...more

A protester wearing a clown nose and a helmet takes part in 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
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel casts her shadow on an European Union (EU) flag as she arrives for a news conference after talks with Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Berlin, October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

German Chancellor Angela Merkel casts her shadow on an European Union (EU) flag as she arrives for a news conference after talks with Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Berlin, October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

German Chancellor Angela Merkel casts her shadow on an European Union (EU) flag as she arrives for a news conference after talks with Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Berlin, October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz
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