Germans snap up euro kits

GERMANY - Euro coins have gone on sale in Germany, accompanied by celebrations in several major cities.

In Frankfurt - home to the European Central Bank - people queued in the bitter cold to buy the first so-called euro starter kits.

A gong shaped like a euro was struck at midnight outside the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and a dozen Santa Clauses joined in the party.

But an opinion poll on Sunday found that only one in three Germans thought the euro would benefit them, confirming that many are stil

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