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The Survivor

by jandsm Tue Nov 22nd, 2005 at 10:54:56 AM EST

Today, Angela Merkel was sworn in as Germany's first female chancellor. Thus, she became the most powerful woman in German speaking Europe since Maria Theresa of Austria

Here is how H.A. Schult painted her, according to the FAZ

Now help us god!
This is a diary to share thoughts on this strange but historic day

The contrast between that smile and that non-smile...

...is symbolic.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Nov 22nd, 2005 at 02:07:19 PM EST
So I restrained myself from making any comments on Ms Merkel's look (which was too big of a theme in the papers and even more so in the population), but seeing that comment I finally couldn't resist any longer:

So Ms Merkel finally got a new haircut:

And contrary to the symbolism in the story's picture, she still knows how to smile:

by srutis on Tue Nov 22nd, 2005 at 04:12:47 PM EST
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