German Chancellor Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, seen here taping her New Year's Day address, returned to Berlin from her annual holiday ski vacation in Switzerland on Dec. 30. What she thought was a bruise suffered during a fall while cross-country skiing was diagnosed on Friday as a pelvic fracture.

( David Gannon / AFP/Getty Images / December 30, 2013 )

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, seen here taping her New Year's Day address, returned to Berlin from her annual holiday ski vacation in Switzerland on Dec. 30. What she thought was a bruise suffered during a fall while cross-country skiing was diagnosed on Friday as a pelvic fracture.

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