German Chancellor and leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union party CDU Angela Merkel reacts after her speech at the CDU party convention in Essen, Germany. Photo Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi gestures to German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin
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
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel presents a bouquet of flowers to German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt for his birthday during a weekly meeting of the German cabinet at the Chancellery in Berlin
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures while chatting with US President Barack Obama sitting on a bench outside the Elmau Castle after a working session of a G7 summit near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel wears a lab coat as she visits the new production facility for sterile glass vials at the Sanofi pharmaceuticals plant in Frankfurt, Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi look at a UMI robotic arm at the world’s largest industrial technology fair, the Hannover Messe, in Hanover.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Afghani President Ashraf Ghani take part in a press conference at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin. Ashraf Ghani is making his first official visit to Germany since becoming President.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Qatar’s Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani listen to their national anthems before talks at the Chancellery in Berlin Germany.
Pupils take “selfies” with Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, as she arrives at Robert-Jungk Europe high school as part of the Europe-Project day, in Berlin.
German chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes Italy’s prime minister, Matteo Renzi, for intergovernmental consultations at the chancellery in Berlin on Monday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leader of the Christian Democratic Union party CDU stands in front of her election campaign tour bus before a CDU board meeting in Berlin
Angela Merkel, German chancellor and leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, looks at the party’s cyberspace drive and chats to election campaign workers at the CDU headquarters in Berlin.
German chancellor Angela Merkel, campaigning for a third term, filled in as a school history teacher on Tuesday on the 52nd anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel shares a kiss from Netherlands’ Prime Minister Mark Rutte before their bilateral talks in the western German town of Kleve on Thursday.
German chancellor Angela Merkel receives Indian premier Manmohan Singh at the chancellery in Berlin on April 11 2013. Mr Singh received a full red-carpet welcome to Ms Merkel’s Berlin office before the two leaders began talks, with their key ministers in attendance.