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German journalists Bastian Obermayer (R) and Frederik Obermaier (L) co-authors of the socalled "Panama Papers" investigation pose on April 7, 2016 in Munich, southern Germany, at the office of the German daily "Sueddeutsche Zeitung".
The Panama Papers are a massive leak of 11.5 million documents allegedly exposing the secret offshore dealings of aides to Russian president Vladimir Putin, world leaders and celebrities including Barcelona striker Lionel Messi. The vast stash of records was obtained from an anonymous source by German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung and shared with media worldwide by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
 / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHE        (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
German journalists Bastian Obermayer (R) and Frederik Obermaier (L) co-authors of the socalled "Panama Papers" investigation pose on April 7, 2016 in Munich, southern Germany, at the office of the German daily "Sueddeutsche Zeitung".
The Panama Papers are a massive leak of 11.5 million documents allegedly exposing the secret offshore dealings of aides to Russian president Vladimir Putin, world leaders and celebrities including Barcelona striker Lionel Messi. The vast stash of records was obtained from an anonymous source by German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung and shared with media worldwide by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
 / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHE        (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

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