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German Chancellor gets drenched in beer

27 February 2012 Last updated at 20:22 GMT

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel got a little more beer than she bargained for when she attended a party in Demmin in the north of the country.

An unlucky waiter managed to tip five glasses of beer down her back.

The Chancellor kept her composure, as various aides and waiters rushed to clear up the mess.

And she was seen shortly afterwards raising her glass.