Merkel as a child with a toy stroller.
Merkel, then Angela Kasner, as a child with a toy stroller.Laurence Chaperon
Merkel as a child with a toy stroller.
Angela Kasner prepares a meal on a campfire while camping with friends in Himmelpfort, German Democratic Republic on July 1973.
Angela Kasner, 18, with friends at a New Year's Eve party in Berlin in 1972.
Angela Kasner dances with a young man at a New Year's Eve party in Berlin in 1972.
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Angela Merkel visits a fisherman's hut in Lobbe on the island of Ruegen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany during her campaign on Nov. 2, 1990.
Angela Merkel
Politician Angela Merkel in her office in Bonn, Germany on Feb. 15, 1991.
Angela Merkel
Environmental Minister Angela Merkel (C) serves some coffee as German Chancellor and CDU leader Helmut Kohl (R) and party secretary Peter Hintze (L) look on at the annual CDU (Christian Democratic Union) party congress, October 21.
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Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel on the eve of her election in 2005 with parents Herlind Kasner, Angela Merkel’s mother, from Hamburg. She was a Latin and English teacher. And her father, Horst Kasner, was originally from Berlin. He was a pastor in the Protestant Church in Germany.
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Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel
Chancellor Angela Merkel stands in front of her election campaign tour bus before a CDU board meeting in Berlin on Sept. 16, 2013.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and German President Joachim Gauck celebrate with the players in the Germany dressing room after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro.
Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Queen Elizabeth II upon her arrival at the Federal Chancellery during the royal couple's four-day visit to Germany on June 24, 2015 in Berlin. The Queen and Prince Philip visited Berlin, Frankfurt and the concentration camp memorial at Bergen-Belsen during their first to Germany since 2004.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and her husband Joachim Sauer arrive at the Schloss Bellevue Palace on June 24, 2015 in Berlin.
Marche republicaine contre le terrorisme et en hommage aux victimes des attentats contre Charlie Hebdo et le supermarche cacher
After a break during the peace talks for the conflict in Ukraine in Minsk (Belarus), Chancellor Merkel and President Putin of Russia, return to the negotiation table. Feb. 11, 2015.
Merkel, then Angela Kasner, as a child with a toy stroller.
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