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Obama and Merkel: an enduring friendship

Former U.S. President Barack Obama leaves after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany April 5, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Former U.S. President Barack Obama leaves after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany April 5, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Former U.S. President Barack Obama leaves after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany April 5, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
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Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with President Barack Obama outside the Elmau castle in Kruen near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, June 8, 2015. REUTERS/Michael Kappeler/Pool

Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with President Barack Obama outside the Elmau castle in Kruen near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, June 8, 2015. REUTERS/Michael Kappeler/Pool

Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with President Barack Obama outside the Elmau castle in Kruen near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, June 8, 2015. REUTERS/Michael Kappeler/Pool
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President Barack Obama gestures during a joint news conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany, November 17, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

President Barack Obama gestures during a joint news conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany, November 17, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

President Barack Obama gestures during a joint news conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany, November 17, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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President Barack Obama is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel upon his arrival at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, November 17, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

President Barack Obama is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel upon his arrival at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, November 17, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

President Barack Obama is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel upon his arrival at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, November 17, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama try the PMD virtual reality device during the opening tour of the Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama try the PMD virtual reality device during the opening tour of the Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama try the PMD virtual reality device during the opening tour of the Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel prepare for a family photo during their meeting at the hotel castle Elmau in Kruen, Germany, June 7, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel prepare for a family photo during their meeting at the hotel castle Elmau in Kruen, Germany, June 7, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel prepare for a family photo during their meeting at the hotel castle Elmau in Kruen, Germany, June 7, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel depart after a joint news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, May 2, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel depart after a joint news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, May 2, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel depart after a joint news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, May 2, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama talk before a meeting on the second day of the G20 Summit in Cannes, November 4, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama talk before a meeting on the second day of the G20 Summit in Cannes, November 4, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama talk before a meeting on the second day of the G20 Summit in Cannes, November 4, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama embrace as they visit Kruen, southern Germany, June 7, 2015. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama embrace as they visit Kruen, southern Germany, June 7, 2015. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama embrace as they visit Kruen, southern Germany, June 7, 2015. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
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President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel talk at the end of a joint news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, June 19, 2013.

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President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel talk at the end of a joint news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, June 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel talk at the end of a joint news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, June 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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President Barack Obama toasts Chancellor Angela Merkel at an official State Dinner in the Rose Garden at the White House, June 7, 2011. REUTERS/Larry Downing

President Barack Obama toasts Chancellor Angela Merkel at an official State Dinner in the Rose Garden at the White House, June 7, 2011. REUTERS/Larry Downing

President Barack Obama toasts Chancellor Angela Merkel at an official State Dinner in the Rose Garden at the White House, June 7, 2011. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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President Barack Obama welcomes Chancellor Angela Merkel to the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young

President Barack Obama welcomes Chancellor Angela Merkel to the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young

President Barack Obama welcomes Chancellor Angela Merkel to the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young
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Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to President Barack Obama during a private dinner at the 1789 restaurant in Washington, June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Jesco Dezel/Bundesregierung/Pool

Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to President Barack Obama during a private dinner at the 1789 restaurant in Washington, June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Jesco Dezel/Bundesregierung/Pool

Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to President Barack Obama during a private dinner at the 1789 restaurant in Washington, June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Jesco Dezel/Bundesregierung/Pool
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Chancellor Angela Merkel chats with President Barack Obama during the opening of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, September 4, 2016. REUTERS/ Nicolas Asfonri/Pool

Chancellor Angela Merkel chats with President Barack Obama during the opening of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, September 4, 2016. REUTERS/ Nicolas Asfonri/Pool

Chancellor Angela Merkel chats with President Barack Obama during the opening of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, September 4, 2016. REUTERS/ Nicolas Asfonri/Pool
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President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel attend the opening ceremony for Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany, April 24, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel attend the opening ceremony for Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany, April 24, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel attend the opening ceremony for Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany, April 24, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel meet in the Oval Office of the White House, June 7, 2011. 

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel meet in the Oval Office of the White House, June 7, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel meet in the Oval Office of the White House, June 7, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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