Merkel faces challenger in German election debate

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Merkel faces challenger in German election debate

A man on a bicycle passes election posters, showing the two top candidates for next German chancellor at a street in Duisburg, western Germany, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Peer Steinbrueck of the Social Democratic Party, SPD, left, will challenge German chancellor Angela Merkel of the governing Christian Social Democrats, CDU, right. Germans will vote on Sept. 22, 2013. Slogan on the SPD poster reads "you have it in your hand" and on the CDU poster "Germany is strong. And should stay that way." (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

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