German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a special session of the German parliament to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall at the Bundestag in Berlin, on Friday
Graffiti depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel and text reading “Money kills Morals” is sprayed on a fence surrounding the construction site for the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt
Chinese honour guards line up for inspection before the arrival of German chancellor Angela Merkel for a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Ms Merkel is on a three-day visit to China and is expected to hold talks with Chinese officials to boost ties between the two countries
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel tours the exhibition: “The First World War, 1914-1918″ (“Der Erster Weltkrieg, 1914-1918″) on its official opening at the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin, Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives a flower from a robot decorated with typical Dutch attributes − a traditional dress and a tulip − during the official opening of the Hannover Messe industrial trade fair in central Germany on Monday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper address a joint news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin
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Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel looks through her car window as she arrives at the EU leaders summit in Brussels
German chancellor Angela Merkel poses with Carnival representatives and performers during the annual Carnival pairs reception at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany. Carnival will soon begin across southwestern Germany, culminating in Rose Monday parades and festivities.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the annual reception for carolers at the chancellery in Berlin on Tuesday on crutches. Ms Merkel suffered a pelvis injury while skiing in the Swiss Alps and has been advised to cut back on her work schedule for the next three weeks
Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades, German chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission president José Manuel Barroso pose for a picture during an EU summit focused on common security, defence policy and economic and monetary union, in Brussels on Thursday. The EU took a historic leap towards greater integration, with a deal on a banking union to prevent a re-run of the eurozone’s recent crisis.