St. Gregory the Great

Bayern/ Bayerns Ministerpraesident Horst Seehofer (CSU) sitzt am Mittwoch (18.07.12) im Maximilianeum in Muenchen waehrend der 107. Plenarsitzung des Bayerischen Landtags auf einer Bank unter dem Gemaelde "Kaiserkroenung Karls des Grossen" von Friedrich Kaulbach (1822-1903) im Steinernen Saal, von dem aus man zum Plenarsaal gelangt. Der bayerische Landtag befasst sich am Mittwoch in Muenchen mit der geplanten Klage des Freistaats gegen den Laenderfinanzausgleich. (zu dapd-Text)
Foto: Joerg Koch/dapd

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