- Title: Security tight as Obama visits Berlin
- Date: 17th November 2016
- Summary: BERLIN, GERMANY (NOVEMBER 17, 2016) (REUTERS) WIDE OF BRANDENBURG GATE QUADRIGA ON TOP OF BRANDENBURG GATE BERLIN TELEVISION TOWER IN THE DARK POLICEMEN STANDING IN FRONT OF HOTEL ADLON, WHERE U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IS STAYING WIDE OF HOTEL ADLON POLICEMAN ON ROOFTOP POLICEMEN STANDING BEHIND SECURITY BARRIER MORE OF SECURITY IN FRONT OF HOTEL ADLON POLICE ON ROOFTOP OF HOTEL SECURITY BARRIER AT STREET CROSSING IN FRONT OF HOTEL ARMOURED POLICE VEHICLE TENTS SET UP IN FRONT OF HOTEL FOR SECURITY STAFF ARMOURED POLICE VEHICLE MORE OF POLICEMEN STANDING IN CLOSED OFF ZONE VIEW OF HOTEL ENTRANCE POLICEMEN SECURING MANHOLE WOMAN WATCHING FROM HOTEL WINDOW VARIOUS OF POLICEMEN SECURING MANHOLE
- Embargoed: 2nd December 2016 07:42
- Keywords: Obama Berlin goodbye Merkel Germany
- Location: BERLIN, GERMANY
- City: BERLIN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00158TZFWN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Security is tight outside Berlin's Hotel Adlon where U.S. President Barack Obama is staying during his meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Obama is stay at the hotel, located next to the iconic Brandenburg gate, for two nights as part of his farewell European tour.
The area around the hotel is secured off and police were checking the seals on manhole covers on Thursday (November 17) as guests watched the scenario from their windows. Berlin is on security alert 1+ during the President's visit.
On Thursday (November 17), he is set to meet with Merkel and then on Friday 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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