Prepping for POTUS Berlin Ramps Up Security for Obama Visit

Sealed manhole covers, closed streets and snipers on the rooftops: Berlin is already preparing for US President Barack Obama's visit next week. Security is to be extremely tight, and thousands of police will be on duty.
Police officers put up fences near the Reichstag in Berlin ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit on June 18 and 19.

Police officers put up fences near the Reichstag in Berlin ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit on June 18 and 19.

Foto: Jörg Carstensen/ dpa
mbw -- with wires
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