Photo Gallery Rise of the Alternative for Germany

Founded only five years ago, the Alternative for Germany has grown from a marginal party to a game-changer in federal and state politics -- and become ever more radical. Is it a testament to the strength of German democracy, or a threat to it?
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Foto: Cigdem Ucuncu/ Narphotos/ Laif
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Foto: Star-Media/ Imago
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Foto: Sebastian Widmann/ Getty Images
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Foto: Christian Plambeck/ DER SPIEGEL
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Foto: Robin Hinsch/ DER SPIEGEL