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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and Hesse state Prime Minister Roland Koch wave at the start of a Christian Democratic CDU party electoral campaign in Wiesbaden January 4 ,2008. Merkel came to the defence of a top conservative ally on Friday who has outraged immigrants and rival parties by urging a crackdown on youth crime and suggesting it is fuelled by foreigners. Koch, who is trying to win a third term as premier of the western state of Hesse, unveiled a six-point programme this week to combat youth crime which included proposals that would make it easier to deport young criminals.REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (GERMANY)

Hesse's state Prime Minister Roland Koch and German Chancellor Angela Merkel wave to the audience at the end of an election campaign in Wetzlar, January 13, 2008. Koch will start as his conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) top candidate for the upcoming state elections in Hesse, January 27.REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY)

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