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German election: Who is running?

By Ivana Kottasová and Bryony Jones, CNN
September 20, 2013 -- Updated 1138 GMT (1938 HKT)
Editor's note: Who is running for the top job of German politics? Scroll through our guide to learn more about the people at the top of Germany's seven leading political parties.

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