Photo Gallery: A Wide-Open Election in North Rhine-Westphalia

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North Rhine-Westphalia Votes What to Watch for in Sunday's State Election

State elections in Germany are often of marginal importance. But Sunday's vote in North Rhine-Westphalia has profound implications for Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany's political landscape and the future of the Social Democrats. Here, a guide to the issues to watch out for.
With reporting by Lenz Jacobsen, Veit Medick and Philipp Wittrock.