Photo Gallery: The Epic Contest Between Merkel and Ackermann
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Photo Gallery: The Epic Contest Between Merkel and Ackermann

Ackermann vs. Merkel Germany's Battle of the Titans

Angela Merkel is Germany's top politician and wants prosperity with social safeguards. Josef Ackermann is the country's leading banker and wants prosperity without government interference. Once friends, these two German giants are now locked in a battle to see who will call the shots.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan