CDU LEADER MERKEL IS SEEN WITH CSU LEADER STOIBER IN BERLIN.
German conservative opposition leaders Angela Merkel, chairwoman of the
Christian Democratic Union party CDU and Edmund Stoiber, chairman of
Bavaria's Christian Social Union party CSU are seen at a solidarity
demonstration for the victims of the World Trade Center attack in this
file picture taken in in Berlin September 14, 2001. After a meteoric
rise to become the first woman leader of a major German party, Merkel
seems to have smashed into the political glass seiling.