Guttenberg Fallout Merkel Loses Heavyweight Minister, Gains Power

Defense Miniser Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg's exit has torn a gaping hole in Angela Merkel's cabinet. She now faces the difficult task of finding an adequate replacement for Germany's best-loved politician. Still, the move has spared her further criticism in the plagiarism affair and left her more powerful than ever.
Looking worried: Chancellor Angela Merkel facing the press on Tuesday.

Looking worried: Chancellor Angela Merkel facing the press on Tuesday.

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Photo Gallery: Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg's Rise and Fall
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Photo Gallery: Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg's Rise and Fall