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The US flag flies on top of the US embassy in front of the Reichstag building that houses the German Parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. European Union leaders on Friday vowed to maintain a strong trans-Atlantic partnership despite their anger over allegations of widespread U.S. spying on its allies. France and Germany insist new surveillance rules should be agreed with the United States by the end of the year.. On Thursday's opening day of the summit, the spying issue united the 28 EU leaders in criticizing the snooping after allegations surfaced that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had one of her mobile phones tapped by U.S. services. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)