From summits to private dinners, U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have together tackled the global financial crisis, promoted free trade and forged an international accord to fight climate change. [16 photos total]

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Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with President Barack Obama outside the Elmau castle in Kruen near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. (REUTERS/Michael Kappeler/Pool) #
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President Barack Obama gestures during a joint news conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany. (REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch) #
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U.S. President Barack Obama is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel upon his arrival at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. (REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch) #
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President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a private dinner at the famous Adlon hotel in Berlin, Germany. (REUTERS/Guido Bergmann/Bundespresseamt/Handout via Reuters) #
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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. (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. (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. (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. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) #
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Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama embrace as they visit Kruen, southern Germany. (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. (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. (REUTERS/Larry Downing) #
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President Barack Obama welcomes Chancellor Angela Merkel to the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington. (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. (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. (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. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) #
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President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel meet in the Oval Office of the White House. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) #

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