Peer Steinbrück is running for Chancellor against Mother Merkel. Ten days before the election, he posed for a major German news magazine. Behold -- the balls:
German election: Merkel drops in polls as Steinbrück lifts middle finger
The opposition Social Democrats have gained slightly in the last pre-election opinion poll by German public broadcaster ARD. Their challenger, Peer Steinbrück, has raised some eyebrows by raising one of his own digits.