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STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Germany on Tuesday evening where he will hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck the following day before delivering a speech at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate.
Obama arrived from the G8 summit in Northern Ireland and touched down at Berlin's Tegel airport at 8:20 p.m. (1820 GMT), where he was met by German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle.
On Wednesday, the American president will begin his official program with a courtesy visit to his German counterpart Joachim Gauck, who holds a largely ceremonial role.
Obama will then meet with Chancellor Merkel before they hold a joint news conference around noon.
In the afternoon, Obama will deliver a half hour speech at Berlin's landmark, the Brandenburg Gate which was once the symbol of German division and later of unification.
After a state dinner, Obama will depart for the United States.
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June 18 - US President Obama arrives in Germany for two-day visit for meetings with Chancellor Merkel and a speech at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). ( Transcript )