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German parliament overwhelmingly approves Cyprus aid

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The German parliament approved an international bailout package for stricken eurozone member Cyprus by a large majority on Thursday. 

People queue up outside a Laiki bank branch in Nicosia on March 28, 2013. The German parliament approved an international bailout package for stricken eurozone member Cyprus by a large majority on Thursday.

A final tally by the Bundestag lower house showed 486 deputies voted for the measure, with 103 against and 11 abstentions.

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