Pirates Party Gather For National Convention

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Voting cards are lifted at the federal party convention of the German... News PhotoBochum,Democracy,Germany,Government,Horizontal,Party Conference,Political Rally,Politics,VotingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesBOCHUM, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 24: Voting cards are lifted at the federal party convention of the German Pirates Party (Die Piratenpartei) on November 24, 2012 in Bochum, Germany. The Pirates, after riding an initial surge in popularity last year that landed them seats in several German state parliaments, have since seen their popularity erode as recent scandals and infighting have tarnished the party's image. Germany faces federal elections in 2013. (Photo by Juergen Schwarz/Getty Images)