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Re: The ritual of new year's Federal Council photo

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What is noticeable are the 6 workers in the background busy on a production line of a blue rotary press. It's very seldom that other people get pictured on this traditional photo.
The setup in a printing business is probably Amman's priority for the year: protecting swiss businesses, jobs and production.
Those 6 workers probably aren't stationed in a line like that normally, or wear that clothing on the production line e.g. white apron that could easily get caught in machinery - surely they are also posing for the photo out of their normal work places/stations? The t-shirt guys look like they may belong on the production line, but perhaps not the goth secretary!

Maybe it's a reference to the need to keep on money printing to try and keep up with the EUR, etc?
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