A giant poster in Geneva reading "What would you do if your income was taken care of?" ahead of Switzerland's vote on a proposed "basic income" set the Guinness World Record for the largest poster ever printed. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Artists perform in Erstfeld, Switzerland, on Wednesday at the opening of the Gotthard rail tunnel. The show was directed by German director Volker Hesse. Peter Klaunzer/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller poses with Berthold Huber (third from right) acting head of the Supervisory board of Volkswagen, Stephan Weil (second from right) Prime Minister of Lower Saxony and member of the Supervisory board, Wolfgang Porsche (right) member of Supervisory board and Bernd Osterloh (left) head of Volkwagen's works council, at VW's headquarters in Germany on Friday. Fabian Bimmer/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Stefan Daniel is a 51-year-old German clinical psychologist with multiple sclerosis. He has decided that he will end his life, by taking a barbiturate while sitting in his own living room, when he can no longer see or speak. Esme Nicholson for NPR hide caption

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When And How To Die: Germany Debates Whose Choice It Is

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After landing in Geneva on Monday, the pilot who reportedly took over control of the Rome-bound Ethiopian Airlines jet used a rope to climb down from the cockpit. He then went to authorities and asked for asylum. Richard Juilliart/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the Swiss trade union Unia, supporting a referendum to limit the pay of executives to 12 times that of a company's lowest-paid employee, demonstrate in Zurich in August. Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Members of the Swiss trade union Unia, supporting a referendum to limit the pay of executives to 12 times that of a company's lowest-paid employee, demonstrate in Zurich in August. Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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As Inequality Grows, Swiss To Vote On Curbing Executive Pay

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The center for asylum-seekers in Bremgarten, Switzerland. There is controversy over rules in the town that would keep asylum-seekers away from public places. Alesxandra Wey/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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