BAVARIAN PREMIER STOIBER POSES WITH THE COMPETENCE TEAM IN BERLIN.
Edmund Stoiber, Bavarian Premier and conservative challenger of German
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in the September 22 general elections
poses with his so-called Competence Team in Berlin September 5, 2002.
Members of the team are Lothar Spaeth, Katherina Reiche, Wolfgang
Schaeuble, Guenther Beckstein, Angela Merkel, Peter-Harry Carstensen,
Edmund Stoiber, Annette Schavan, Friedrich Merz and Horst Seehofer
(LtoR). The slogan reads "Competence for Germany". REUTERS/Fabrizio