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Euro zone economies shrink for sixth straight quarter

The giant Euro symbol is reflected outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany.

According to new data out today, the economies that use the euro weakened during the first quarter of 2013, marking the sixth straight quarter of contraction. France was officially in recession, while Germany, the continent's largest economy, eked out a slight expansion.

BBC economics correspondent Andrew Walker looks at the economic mood in these two countries.

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