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Merkel pays homage to Berlin Wall victims

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The leader of Germany’s Christian Democrats, Angela Merkel, has been attending a wreath-laying ceremony in the capital to mark the 44th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall. Accompanied by the city’s mayor, Klaus Wowereit, Merkel laid flowers to commemorate the people killed trying to make it over the wall. Merkel did not make any political statement saying that today was not an opportunity to campaign.