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German Chancellor Angela Merkel sings carols with children dressed as the Three Kings at the Chancellery in Berlin during the Wise Men singing event
German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a toy wolf she got as a present during a party convention of the Christian Democrats (CDU) in Karlsruhe, Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel reviews an honor guard as she is welcomed by China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang (unseen) in Beijing, China, on Thursday
A young woman walks past a graffiti reading “Mrs Merkel we still love you – Greece” in central Athens on Friday
German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives British Prime Minister David Cameron with military honors at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin, Germany. Cameron is on a tour through the European capitals. He wants to negotiate reforms in the UK’s EU membership before the referendum planned for the end of 2017
French President Francois Hollande bows his head as he stands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy as they meet with rescue workers in Seyne, France. Germanwings flight 4U9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf has crashed in Southern French Alps. All 150 passengers and crew are thought to have died.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras listen to their countries’ national anthems upon his arrival for talks at the Chancellery on Monday in Berlin, Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference with the prime minister of Sweden Stefan Lofven after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany
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, 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
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