Prayer Won't Solve This Crisis, Angie

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a joint news conference with France's President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace following a joint cabinet meeting in Paris November 24, 2008. Merkel said on Monday cuts in value added tax (VAT) would be a response to the global financial crisis in some countries, but this was not the case for Germany and France.REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE)