German Social Democrats Hold Federal Congress

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This image was created using zoom effect) Peer Steinbrueck,... News PhotoAugsburg,Candidate,Chancellor,Congress,Democracy,German Federal Elections,German Social Democratic Party,Germany,Government,Horizontal,Peer Steinbrueck,Political Party,Political Rally,Politics,Social Democratic Party,TalkingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesAUGSBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 14: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was created using zoom effect) Peer Steinbrueck, chancellor candidate of the German Social Democrats (SPD), speaks at the SPD federal party congress on April 14, 2013 in Augsburg, Germany. Steinbrueck will face Chancellor and Christian Democrat (CDU) Angela Merkel in federal elections scheduled for September. So far Steinbrueck's ratings in the polls have lagged far behind those of Merkel following several comments and gaffes on Steinbrueck's part. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)