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A flag with the logo of Germany's social democratic SPD party... News PhotoAnniversary,Celebration,Concert Hall,Democracy,Election,Flag,German Social Democratic Party,Germany,Horizontal,Leipzig,Logo,Political Party,Politics,Saxony,Social Democratic Party,SymbolPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA flag with the logo of Germany's social democratic SPD party flutters in front of the Gewandhaus concert hall in Leipzig, eastern Germany, where festivities are held 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 / ROBERT MICHAEL (Photo credit should read ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)