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Angela Merkel tops Forbes' 2012 power women list

For the second year in a row, Angela Merkel has topped Forbes Magazine's 100 Most Powerful Women list.

The German chancellor joins US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff, Lady Gaga and Queen Elizabeth, among many others, on the list.

Moira Forbes, president and publisher of Forbes Woman, tells the BBC's Jane O'Brien how the list took a broader view of power and influence.

  • 23 Aug 2012