Angela Merkel Breaks Pelvis After Skiing Accident: Other Famous Political Injuries

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Those of us who get breaking news alerts woke up to weird one on our phones this Monday morning. Attention: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has fractured her pelvis following a ski accident. Meaning, the EU's economy is about to fall apart. Oh, wait, actually it only means that she'll have to be on bed rest for a few days. Merkel still plans to chair a cabinet meeting Wednesday — the first with the new coalition government. Somehow, this is big news.

When our beloved world leaders prove themselves breakable, we tend to freak out. Here's a look back at some notable political injuries. (And no, Weiner's weiner did not make the cut.)

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