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Wort-Foto: die Lachnummer

DER SPIEGEL Titelblatt
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The cover story for the Feb. 21, 2004 issue of DER SPIEGEL discussed Germany's growing malaise. See more in the paragraph below. - Can you name the two people pictured above the yellow banner?

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From DER SPIEGEL (German and English):

„Soll man lachen oder weinen? Maut, BahnCard, Gesundheitsreform - eine Panne nach der anderen lässt die Deutschen an ihrem Land verzweifeln. Sind wir ein Volk von Versagern, unfähig zum Fortschritt, regiert von Stümpern? Oder müssen wir die Karnevalisierung der Politik mit Humor nehmen?”

ENGLISH: “Should one laugh or cry? The road toll for trucks, the railway discount card, health reform - one blunder after another is making Germans despair of their country. Are we a nation of hopeless cases, incapable of progress, governed by bunglers? Or ought we to bear the increasingly carnevalesque politics with a sense of humour?”

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