STEFFEL STOIBER MERKEL MEYER DURING RALLY IN BERLIN.
Frank Steffel (L-R), top candidate for Berlin's upcoming general state
election waves to the crowd as Edmund Stoiber, Bavarian state Premier
and chairman of the Christian Social Union (CSU) Angela Merkel,
chairwoman of the conservative Christian Democratic Union party (CDU)
and Laurenz Meyer, CDU secretary general applaud during a rally to mark
the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Berlin Wall construction in
Berlin August 12, 2001. Leading members of Germanys conservative
opposition took part at a rally at the former Checkpoint Charlie, the
Cold Wars best-known border crossing between East and West Berlin.