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German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a speech during the Petersberger Klimadialog III climate conference on July 16, 2012 in Berlin. The informal meeting of environment ministers and representatives from 35 countries aims to prepare the UN climate conference to take place in Qatar at the end of 2012. AFP PHOTO / WOLFGANG KUMM GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read WOLFGANG KUMM/AFP/GettyImages)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a speech during the Petersberger Klimadialog III climate conference on July 16, 2012 in Berlin. The informal meeting of environment ministers and representatives from 35 countries aims to prepare the UN climate conference to take place in Qatar at the end of 2012. AFP PHOTO / WOLFGANG KUMM GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read WOLFGANG KUMM/AFP/GettyImages)

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