Protesters in Berlin demonstrate last month against federal government budget cuts. Here, a participant's sign criticizes the government for being disconnected from reality and power-hungry. German discontent is growing over the country's leadership -- and paymaster -- role in the European Union. Berthold Stadler/AP hide caption

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Beirut-born Ibrahim Bassal poses Tuesday near the four-story-deep German flag he has hung above his electronics shop in Berlin to show support for the German national soccer team, which plays in the World Cup quarterfinals Saturday. Displays of nationalism such as flag-waving and anthem-singing have renewed debate in Germany over the country's history of extreme patriotism. Jens Meyer/AP hide caption

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy share a joke after addressing a press conference in Berlin on Monday. Despite the smiles, the two leaders have serious disagreements over how to proceed in the eurozone's economic crisis. Rainer Jensen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bomb-disposal experts load a bomb after defusing it on Museum Island in Berlin last year. Sixty-five years after the end of World War II, unexploded ordnance and munitions are still a threat in Germany. Gero Breloer/AP hide caption

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Roy Orbison's melancholy style had a tremendous influence on American rock and pop music. David Redfern/Getty Images hide caption

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A young woman lights a candle among hundreds of others left by mourners outside the Presidential Palace in memory of late Polish President Lech Kaczynski on Monday in Warsaw, Poland. Sean Gallup/Getty Image hide caption

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Protesters demonstrate against sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church at the beginning of the German Bishops Conference in Freiburg on Feb. 22. Anger at both the church and Pope Benedict XVI is rising in Germany as allegations of abuse continue to surface. Winfried Rothermel/AP hide caption

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Pope Benedict XVI waves at the end of the meeting March 25 with the youth of Rome and Italy's Lazio region in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. The ever-growing number of reports of abusive priests has left the church reeling. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Greek taxi drivers shout slogans during a protest against proposed tax reforms in Athens, March 18, 2010. Greece's government has pledged to force all Greeks to declare their full income, which includes measures that would force taxi drivers to issue receipts. hide caption

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Protesters demonstrate against sexual abuse in the Catholic Church at the beginning of the German bishops' conference in Freiburg on Feb. 22. Winfried Rothermel/AP hide caption

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