German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Greece, where she has praised the country for its austerity measures. Merkel is a lightning rod for protesters, who blame Germany for pushing Greece to make severe budget cuts.
Greek Prime Minister Tsipras has said his country is no longer in danger of Grexiting - leaving the EU - and is seeing an inward investment boom. He said he is hopeful after nine years of recession, but questions remain.
There are millions of photos of Germany's chancellor, but the portraits by artists Colin Davidson and Elizabeth Peyton, created for magazine profiles in Time and Vogue, reflect the chancellor's international image.
A protest in Athens took a violent turn as labor unions launched a strike over a raft of austerity measures. Workers worry they are being forced to accept salary cuts without receiving more bailout funds in return.
China's President Xi Jinping was greeted with full military honors when he arrived in Berlin. Talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel focused on cooperation ahead of a visit to the zoo to welcome two pandas sent from China.
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