- Title: Obama goes for a walk at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate
- Date: 17th November 2016
- Summary: BERLIN, GERMANY (NOVEMBER 17, 2016) (REUTERS) SECURITY BARRIERS CLOSING OFF BACKSIDE OF HOTEL ADLON, WHERE U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IS STAYING POLICEMEN ON ROOFTOP POLICE VEHICLES PARKED AT STREET CORNER VARIOUS OF BACK ENTRANCE OF HOTEL ADLON POLICEMEN WALKING BY MOTORCADE WITH OBAMA LEAVING FROM BACK ENTRANCE OF HOTEL ARMOURED POLICE VEHICLE PARKED IN FRONT OF FRONT ENTRANCE POLICEMEN BRANDENBURG GATE WIDE OF BLOCKED OFF SQUARE IN FRONT OF BRANDENBURG GATE SNACK BAR SIGN READING 'OVAL OFFICE SNACK' MOTORCADE DRIVING BY POLICEMAN USING BINOCULARS VARIOUS OF OBAMA WITH HIS DELEGATION TAKING WALKABOUT AT BRANDENBURG GATE MOTORCADE DRIVING OFF WIDE OF SQUARE WITH BRANDENBURG GATE IN BACKGROUND
- Embargoed: 2nd December 2016 13:44
- Keywords: Obama Germany Merkel Berlin Brandenburg Gate
- Location: BERLIN, GERMANY
- City: BERLIN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00158U2R7R
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: U.S. President Barack Obama went for a short walk around Berlin's historic landmark Brandenburg Gate on Thursday (November 17) before his meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Obama is visiting the German capital for two nights as part of his farewell European tour.
He is scheduled to meet with Merkel on Thursday afternoon and then on Friday (November 18) with the leaders of France, Spain, Italy and the UK.
On his last overseas trip before successor Donald Trump takes office in January, Obama is seeking to reassure European allies who are concerned about the implications of a Trump presidency.
Trump garnered support on the back of promises to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, ban Muslims temporarily from entering the United States and rip up trade deals that he said had hurt American workers.
Obama opposed those positions and is fighting now to keep his legacy accomplishments on healthcare, climate change and nuclear diplomacy alive in the face of Trump's promises to dismantle them.
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