Obama Hosts German Chancellor Angela Merkel For Official Visit To Washington

Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner and his wife Carole Geithner arrive at the White House June 7, 2011 in Washington, DC. Guests arrived to attend a state dinner being held by the Obama's for German Chancellor Angela Merkel. This is the first official visit by a European leader to the White House since Obama became president. Merkel will be presented with the 2010 Medal of Freedom at a state dinner tonight.
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