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16 things to know about Angela Merkel

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 19: WASHINGTON, D.C - MARCH 17: German Chancellor Angel Merkel and US-President Donald Trump meet with each other at the White House on March 17, 2017 in Washington, D.C . 

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel met U.S. President Donald Trump for the first time on March 17, 2017. The two leaders have been known to have differing views on a variety of issues and Merkel said that it was "much better to talk to one another and not about one another."

We take a look back at the life of the first female chancellor of Germany.

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