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Frauke Petry, leader of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) political party, speaks at a conference of European right-wing parties on January 21 in Koblenz, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images hide caption

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Populist Leader Aims 'To Change Political Situation' In Germany — And Europe

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Frauke Petry, co-chair of Germany's Alternative for Germany party, and Marine Le Pen, who heads France's far-right National Front attended a conference of European right-wing parties in Koblenz, Germany. France, the Netherlands and Germany all face national elections this year and in each case right-wing populists are in a strong position. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images hide caption

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European Far-Right Politicians Talk Strategy For Upcoming Elections

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Fair workers at a vegetarian stand sell meatless items at the "Bio" (organic food) section of the International Green Week Food and Agriculture Fair in Berlin in 2011. Germany's minister of agriculture has called for a ban on using meaty words like "schnitzel" and "würst" to market such products. John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A police officer stands guard Wednesday near a Christmas market in Berlin where a truck plowed into a crowd Monday, killing 12 people. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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A Christmas market in central Berlin is seen on Tuesday, a day after a truck smashed into the market, killing 12 people and injuring dozens more. Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Targeted To Teens, A German Play About ISIS Stokes Fear, Teaching Opportunities

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at a news conference where she announced her plan to run for a fourth term next year. Merkel is the leader of the conservative German Christian Democrats party. Carsten Koall/Getty Images hide caption

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks on Nov. 9 in Berlin, saying that Germany is prepared to work with a Trump administration that respects "democracy, freedom" and human "dignity." Cuneyt Karadag/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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French far-right leader Marine Le Pen arrives to make a statement on Donald Trump's election as president in Nanterre, outside Paris, on Wednesday. She is considered one of the leading candidates in France's 2017 presidential elections. Christophe Ena/AP hide caption

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Trump's Election Gives Hope To Europe's Far Right

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