Angela Merkel

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An empty chair is seen behind the name tag of German Education... News PhotoAngela Merkel,Annette Schavan,Berlin,Cabinet Member,Chairperson,Education,German Chancellery,Germany,Government,Government Minister,Horizontal,Identity,Meeting,PoliticsPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPAn empty chair is seen behind the name tag of German Education minister Annette Schavan prior to the weekly cabinet meeting lead by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery in Berlin on February 6, 2013. Germany's education minister and a close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel was fighting for her political life Wednesday after having her doctorate revoked for plagiarism. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)