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2005-08-24 07:35:15

By Noah Barkin MAGDEBURG, Germany (Reuters) - A grinning Gerhard Schroeder leapt onto a giant stage in this 1,200-year-old German city on the River Elbe this week to thumping music and applause from several thousand Social Democratic (SPD) supporters. But by the end of his 40-minute stump speech, loud whistles and jeers from a distant fenced-off crowd of angry protesters had drowned out the cheers and twisted the German chancellor's confident smile into a tense glare. With only...

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