Photo Gallery The Changing Faces of Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel has been German chancellor for the past seven years and leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000. She's at the peak of her powers now and has a good chance of winning a third term in 2013. SPIEGEL ONLINE gives a taste of how her appearance has changed over the last 12 years.
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