Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a reception for Sternsinger (carol singers) at the Chancellery in Berlin, January 7, 2015. Merkel annually receives children who take part in the Sternsinger project, collecting money for charity programs that help children in need around the world.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a reception for Sternsinger (carol singers) at the Chancellery in Berlin on Wednesday. Merkel annually receives children who take part in the Sternsinger project, collecting money for charity programs that help children in need around the world

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, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. On Nov. 9, Germany celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall in 1989.

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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 vs Morals" is sprayed on a fence surrounding the construction site for the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, August 6, 2014. The ECB council will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday.

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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

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on China visit...epa04303266 A Chinese honor guard is lined up and checked over prior the arrival of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured)for a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China 07 July 2014. 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.  EPA/KAY NIETFELD

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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 

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

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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 humanoid robot decorated with typical Dutch attributes - a traditional dress and a tulip - during the official opening of the Hannover Messe industrial trade fair in Hanover, central Germany on April 7, 2014. The Netherlands is the partner country of this year's trade fair running from April 7 to 11, 2014 and presenting a cross section of key industrial technologies.

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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 Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Harper address joint news conference at Chancellery in Berlin...German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper address a joint news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin March 27, 2014.               REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY  - Tags: POLITICS)

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper address a joint news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin 

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel looks through her window as she arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels March 21, 2014. EU leaders added 12 people to a list of those subject to travel bans and asset freezes for their part in Russia's seizure of Crimea on Thursday and begin preparations for economic sanctions if Russia expands its footprint in Ukraine.

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Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel looks through her car window as she arrives at the EU leaders summit in Brussels

***BESTPIX***  Merkel Receives Carnival Pairs...BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18:  German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses with Carnival representatives and performers during the annual Carnival pairs reception at the Chancellery on February 18, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Carnival will soon begin across southwestern Germany and the season culminates in Rose Monday parades and festivities.

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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  uses  crutches as she attends the annual reception for Carolers at the chancellery in Berlin,  Tuesday Jan. 7, 2014. German Chancellor Angela Merkel  suffered a  pelvis  injury during ski holidays  in the Swiss Alps and will have to cut back on her work schedule for the next three weeks.

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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 Jose Manuel Barroso pose for a family picture during an EU summit focused on the common security, Defence policy and Economic and Monetary union, in Brussels on December 19, 2013. The European Union took a historic leap towards greater integration just hours ahead of a summit today, with a deal on a banking union to prevent a re-run of the eurozone's recent crisis.

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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.

German Chancellor Merkel is congratulated after she was re-elected as Chancellor during a meeting in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, in Berlin...German Chancellor Angela Merkel is congratulated after she was re-elected as Chancellor during a meeting in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, in Berlin December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (GERMANY  - Tags: POLITICS)

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is congratulated after she was re-elected during a meeting in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament 

French President Francois Hollande greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel upon her arrival at the Elysee Palace, in Paris. European leaders are to discuss the continent's youth unemployment crisis amid concerns that the despair of nearly 6 million jobless is feeding into mounting social tensions and populism.

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French president François Hollande greets German chancellor Angela Merkel upon her arrival at the Élysée Palace, in Paris. European leaders are to discuss the continent’s youth unemployment crisis amid concerns that the despair of nearly 6m jobless is feeding into mounting social tensions and populism.

The chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union  Party, CDU, German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the Social Democratic Party's, SPD, headquarters for coalition talks in Berlin, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Following the Sept. 22 national elections Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian parties' bloc are negotiating the second week to form a coalition with the Social Democratic Party.

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German chancellor Angela Merkel, chairman of the Christian Democratic Union party, arrives at the Social Democratic party’s headquarters in Berlin for coalition talks. Following national elections Ms Merkel and her Christian parties’ bloc are negotiating to form a coalition with the Social Democratics. 

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, right, gestures while speaking with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Migration, as well as an upcoming Eastern Partnership summit, will top the agenda in Friday's meeting of EU leaders.

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Enrico Letta, Italian prime minister, makes a point while speaking to Angela Merkel, German chancellor, during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday. Migration, as well as an forthcoming Eastern Partnership summit, were expected to top the agenda at the summit. 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2ndR) i...German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2ndR) is greeted by French President Francois Hollande prior to their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of a EU summit on October 24, 2013. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, reportedly the target of US snooping on her mobile phone, said on October 24 that such conduct between friends was unacceptable.  AFP PHOTO / POOL / Michel EulerMICHEL EULER/AFP/Getty Images

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German chancellor Angela Merkel is greeted by French president François Hollande prior to their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels 

Artists A.Signl, left, and B.Shanti, second from right, of the artist group Captain Borderline paint their mural   'Surveillance of the fittest' at a wall in Cologne, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. The painting shows an American Bald Eagle with surveillance cameras watching a herd of sheep to draw attention to the spying program of the American National Security Agency. Germany demanded answers to ìall open questionsî about U.S. surveillance Thursday following allegations that American intelligence may have targeted Chancellor Angela Merkelís cellphone, and her chief of staff noted that Washington hasnít denied past snooping.

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Artists A Signl (left) and B Shanti (second from right), of the artist group Captain Borderline, paint a mural “Surveillance of the Fittest” on a wall in Cologne, Germany, to draw attention to the spying programme of the US intelligence services 

A road sign with graffiti reading "Angie's Massage Bunker" is pictured at the square in front of the Reichstag building

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A road sign with graffiti reading “Angie’s Massage Bunker” faces the Reichstag building, seat of the German lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin

Angela Merkel...German Chancellor Angela Merkel chairwoman of the Christian Democratic party CDU arrives for preliminary talks after last month' election on forming Germany's next government, in Berlin, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. The two parties CDU and CSU that make up the conservative Union bloc and the SPD are expected to discuss how much common ground there is to create a "grand coalition" like the one that governed Germany during Merkel's first term from 2005 to 2009.

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Chancellor Angela Merkel, head of the Christian Democratic party CDU, arrives in Berlin for preliminary talks on forming Germany’s next government. The two parties – CDU and CSU – that make up the conservative Union bloc and the SPD are expected to discuss how much common ground there is to create a “grand coalition” like the one that governed Germany during Ms Merkel’s first term. 

Bavarian state Premier Seehofer and German Chancellor Merkel hug before parliamentary group meeting of CDU and CSU in Berlin...Bavarian state Premier Horst Seehofer and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hug before a parliamentary group meeting of the Chirstian Democratic Union (CDU) and Christian Social Union (CSU) in Berlin September 24, 2013.

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Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer and German chancellor Angela Merkel hug before a parliamentary group meeting of the Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union in Berlin