Attack in Berlin Germany's Nightmare, Merkel's Nightmare

The attack on Berlin has the potential for shaking up German politics. Angela Merkel said what she needed to say, but her task of reuniting the country ahead of next fall's general election just became more difficult.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel signs the book of condolence for the victims of the Monday night attack.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel signs the book of condolence for the victims of the Monday night attack.

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Photo Gallery: The Day After the Catastrophe
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Photo Gallery: The Day After the Catastrophe

Photo Gallery: 'A Bad Evening for Berlin'
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Photo Gallery: 'A Bad Evening for Berlin'

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