Photo Gallery: Deciding on Europe's Future
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Photo Gallery: Deciding on Europe's Future

Germany's Constitutional Court President The Man Who Holds Europe's Destiny in His Hands

On Wednesday, Germany's Federal Constitutional Court will deliver a keenly awaited ruling on the permanent euro bailout fund. If they rule against it, the markets could crash. The man who will decide over Europe's future may look youthful and friendly, but he is a tough political operator.
Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein