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Obama, Merkel: Best friends in Bavaria

Updated 1:50 PM ET, Mon June 8, 2015
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U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stroll outside at the summit of the Group of Seven nations at the Schloss Elmau resort on Sunday, June 7, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Obama and Merkel attend a concert on June 7. KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND/AFP/Getty Images
Obama enjoys a beer with Merkel, right, at the summit of G7 nations on June 7 in Kruen, Germany. Goran Gajanin - Pool/Getty Images
Obama and Merkel greet each other at a bilateral meeting on June 7. Goran Gajanin - Pool/Getty Images
Merkel and Obama chat while posing for a group photo on Monday, June 8, the second day of the summit of G7 nations. Sean Gallup/Getty Images
From left: European Council President Donald Tusk, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Obama, Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker pose for a photo at Elmau Castle near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, on June 7. JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Obama and Merkel walk on their way to their first working session at Elmau Castle on June 7. JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
On the bench, from left: Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Merkel, Obama and Renzi sit on a bench outside Elmau Castle on June 8. MICHAEL KAPPELER/AFP/Getty Images