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The rise of Germany's far-right

Far-right groups have been gaining support in a region of eastern Germany. The NPD party has a firm following in the area of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, despite its leader having been convicted of racial abuse. The trend has both local and national observers concerned. Our correspondent takes a closer look at the growing popularity of Germany's far-right ahead of regional elections this weekend.

By Anne MAILLIET

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