Cyclists in Hanover, Germany, pass election posters showing German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) and her Social Democratic challenger, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday. Fabian Bimmer/AP hide caption

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Mariska, mother of Maria Balogh, reacts during her daughter's funeral Aug. 7 in Kisleta, Hungary. Maria Balogh, a Roma (or Gypsy) woman, was shot dead and her 13-year-old daughter seriously injured on Aug. 3, when their house was attacked in the latest of a series of attacks on Gypsies. Bela Szandelszky/AP hide caption

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"Isn't it lucky that Norway has plenty of money? A big, big oil fortune," says Norwegian tour boat Capt. Knut Jansen. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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