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Barack Obama is holding talks in the Middle East - je 23.07.2008 08 UTC

Kay Hagedorn
July 23, 2008

As Barack Obama is holding talks in the Middle East, Europeans are getting ready to receive him. The US presidential candidate's first stop will be Berlin -- where the choice of venue for his appearance sparked controversy among national and local politicians. Conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out the Brandenburg Gate, a central venue in the city with a long and colourful past. Instead, another location has been chosen that has its own history.

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