Photo Gallery: Political Berlin Debates the Afghanistan Mission

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Germany Debates Afghanistan Merkel Government Split ahead of Mandate Vote

Most in Germany would like to see their troops return home from Afghanistan as soon as possible -- and Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has adopted the position as his own. But many in the government of Chancellor Merkel disagree and Westerwelle has powerful detractors.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan