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Merkel Injured in Skiing Accident in Swiss Alps 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during a government statement about Europe at the German federal parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

 Berlin (dpa) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel was injured in a skiing accident in the Swiss Alps, her spokesman said Monday.

The German leader suffered a fractured pelvis while cross-country skiing in the Engadin valley, Steffen Seibert said.

“She has fallen while cross-country skiing,” Seibert said. “We assume she was travelling at a low speed.”

The injury resulted in the chancellor cancelling all appointments and travel for the next three weeks, he said.

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