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Germany is the world's third-largest exporter of arms, like this bazooka destined for northern Iraq, being packed up at a German military base on Thursday. The country's economy minister has held up hundreds of weapons exports since he took office in December, angering many in the defense industry. Carsten Koall/Getty Images hide caption

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Germany's New Economy Minister Takes Aim At Arms Exports

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Mikhail Kalashnikov, with his AK-47, in 2002. Jens Meyer/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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