German Chancellor Merkel and U.S. President Obama walk together during the family picture event during the G20 summit in St.Petersburg

The charge embarassed Chancellor Merkel and has created serious tensions in German-American relations. Here, Merkel is seen with US President Barack Obama at the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg,...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama walk together during the family picture event during the G20 summit in St.Petersburg September 6, 2013. REUTERS/Anton Denisov/RIA Novosti/Pool (RUSSIA – Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS – RTX139JO

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