Angela Merkel

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, German Social Democratic Party... News PhotoAngela Merkel,Anniversary,Attending,Celebration,Concert Hall,François Hollande,French Culture,German Social Democratic Party,Germany,Horizontal,Leadership,Leipzig,Political Party,Politics,Saxony,Sigmar Gabriel,Social Democratic PartyPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFP(L-R) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, German Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Sigmar Gabriel and French President Francois Hollande are pictured at the Gewandhaus concert hall in Leipzig, eastern Germany as they attend festivities to mark the SPD's 150th anniversary on May 23, 2013. The SPD, Europe's oldest political party, has invited nearly 50 current and former heads of state and government as it celebrates 150th birthday and its turbulent history, which saw it advance workers rights and suffer persecution by the Nazis. The SPD was founded on May 23, 1863 in Leipzig as the 'Allgemeiner Deutscher Arbeiterverein' (common German worker's club). AFP PHOTO / POOL / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)