The interior of the renowned Marienkirche church, where Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio is traditionally performed. General Photographic Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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A French man holds a flare during a protest against the government's austerity measures on Tuesday in Lille, northern France. European governments are proposing austerity measures, but critics say there should also be a plan for economic growth. Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe's economic turmoil is the continent's greatest crisis since World War II. But critics say she has been doing too little and lacks a bold vision for solving Europe's problems. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Germany has been rocked by allegations that a small, underground neo-Nazi group calling itself the Nationalist Socialist Underground carried out a 13-year-long crime spree that included murder, robbery and bombing. Here, a screen shot from a promotional DVD reportedly made by neo-Nazis Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Boenhardt. The two men committed suicide earlier this month. Getty Images hide caption

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Thomas Brausse traded his job selling stocks for one selling sausages. He opened the Frankfurter Wurschtboerse, or Frankfurt Sausage Exchange, after he lost his job in Germany's financial capital in 2008. Thomas Lohnes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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High school students protesting austerity measures clash with riot police in front of the Greek Parliament on Monday. Also Monday, the Greek government announced that it would not meet its targets for reducing the budget deficit.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou speak during talks Tuesday in Berlin. Germany's lower house of parliament voted 523-85 to bolster the European bailout fund, which is designed to help Greece and other troubled countries. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks in Brussels on Sept. 5. Rasmussen calls NATO's operation in Libya a success that could serve as a model in the future. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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Police forensic officers work at the scene where three people were killed after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday in the Winson Green area of Birmingham, England. Jeff J Mitchell/Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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A piece of street art known as "Tantawi's underwear" mocks Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, who heads the ruling transitional military council.   hide caption

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Egyptians who fled fighting in Libya carry their belongings at the Egyptian-Libyan border in Salloum, Egypt. The International Organization for Migration estimates that more than 105,000 Egyptians have returned from Libya. Hussein Malla/AP hide caption

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Protesters in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, demand the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh on June 17. Some Yemen watchers argue that current U.S. policy in the country may create sympathy with al-Qaida where none existed before. Hani Mohammed/AP hide caption

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A man holds a placard protesting military trials at a demonstration in front of a building where the high military council met with youth groups on June 1. Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A woman fills her tank with E10 gasoline in Berlin on March 4. Delivery of the fuel, which is a blend of gasoline and 10 percent ethanol, has stopped because consumers are not buying enough of it. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Ursula von der Leyen, the German labor minister, says voluntary gender quotas set by companies won't be sufficient. "I want to see concrete figures and results from the DAX top 30 post-haste. Otherwise we will start negotiating with legal measures," she says. Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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