Photo Gallery: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Angela Merkel

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Merkel's Human Side Iron Angie Is Only Half the Story

Angela Merkel often seems like a bureaucratic machine -- cold and unapproachable. But she has quite a lively disposition, even if she rarely shows it. That would explain why German democracy seems so arid and why her policies on Europe seem to be missing a certain level of emotion. If she opened up more, it would be better for everyone.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan