"30 Years Kohl Era" - Gala

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L), former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi (2nd from R) and European Parliament President Hans-Gert Pottering (R) accompany former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl at his arrival at a gala evening in his honour at the Deutsches Museum on September 27, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Guests from politics, church and society attended the event to honour Kohl on the 30th anniversary of Kohl becoming chancellor. During his chancellorship Kohl facillitated the end of the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall and German reunification.
(Sept. 26, 2012 - Source: Sean Gallup/Getty Images Europe)