Tuesday, June 7, 2011

President & First Lady Await the Arrival of German Chancellor Angela Merkel

US President Barack Obama (R) and First Lady Michelle Obama wait to greet German Chancellor Angela Merkel during an official arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on June 7, 2011. Merkel arrived in Washington on June 6, 2011 for talks with Obama with tensions over Libya, Middle East policy and the economy casting a shadow over the visit. Merkel will accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom during her three-day stop in the US capital and enjoy a lavish banquet at the White House joined by her reclusive chemist husband Joachim Sauer and several cabinet members. Getty Images