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German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds up her voting card for a vote... News PhotoAngela Merkel,Christian Democratic Union,Congress,Couple - Relationship,Democracy,Domination,Economy,Germany,Hanover,Heterosexual Couple,Horizontal,Human Body Part,Human Foot,Lower Saxony,Married,One Person,People,Political Party,Politics,Repetition,Tax,VotingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel holds up her voting card for a vote on putting gay couples on the same tax footing as heterosexual married ones during a congress of Germany's ruling conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party on December 4, 2012 in Hanover, central Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was re-elected head of her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) by more than 97 percent of delegates' votes at a two-day party congress. It was Merkel's best result since she took over as chairman of the CDU in 2000 and comes as she gears up for fighting for a third term at the helm of Europe's top economy in elections expected in September 2013. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)