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Photo by Axel Schmidt/AP. Context:

German chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have suffered a historic defeat in a state ballot after almost six decades in power there, partial results showed Sunday, in an election that amounted to a referendum on the party's stance on nuclear power. The opposition anti-nuclear Greens doubled their voter share in Baden-Wuerttemberg state and seemed poised to win their first-ever state governorship....  Representatives of all parties said the elections were overshadowed by Japan's nuclear crisis, turning them into a popular vote on the country's future use of nuclear power – which a majority of Germans oppose as they view it as inherently dangerous.

(Rough translation: "We're having a moratorium!"/"Then we'll continue again!!!"/"We choose nuclear power". And in case you weren't aware, Merkel has a thing for the Mr. Burns pose.)

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