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German Chancellor Angela Merkel's political allies in the wealthy alpine state of Bavaria risk losing ground to the far-right Alternative for Germany, or AfD, party in upcoming regional elections. Pool/Zick,Jochen-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Germany's Far Right Finds A New Stronghold In Bavaria, And It's Costing Merkel

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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House on Friday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Merkel's Low-Key Visit With Trump Focuses On Trade, Foreign Policy

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President Obama walks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Sept. 6, 2013. Relations between the two allies are strained after documents leaked by Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor, suggested the agency had spied on Merkel and other world leaders. Ivan Sekretarev/AP hide caption

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