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Atlantik-Brücke Dinner

Berlin, August 26, 2013 Ambassador John B. Emerson Friedrich, thank you for that warm welcome.  We already feel that we have made many friends.  I can tell by looking around this room and seeing the smiles on your faces that we are going to make many, many more.  I want to thank everybody for the ...
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Ambassador-Designate John B. Emerson Arrives in Germany

Ambassador-Designate to Germany John B. Emerson arrived with his family in Berlin.  After introducing himself and his family he made brief remarks to the media: Excerpt from remarks: ” I am honored to soon begin my responsibilities as the Ambassador of the United States.  I look forward to presenting my credentials to President Gauck and to representing our ...
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National Geographic Photo Exhibit

On July 11, 2013, National Geographic celebrated its 125th anniversary at the Willy-Brandt-Haus with an exhibition opening which highlighted the magazine’s most iconic photographs. The exhibit featured Steve McCurry’s “Afghan Girl,” as well as images that inspired environmental protection, scientific fieldwork, travel, and cultural awareness. Minister Counselor for Public Affairs and Acting Deputy Chief of ...
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U.S. Embassy Takes Part in Wreath Laying in Honor of the Victims of the Berlin Wall

In a memorial ceremony at the Chapel of Reconciliation of the Berlin Wall Foundation on August 13, 2013, various dignitaries honored the victims of the Berlin Wall.  On that day fifty-two years ago, the GDR leadership had initiated construction of the Berlin Wall under the direction of Walter Ulbricht – originally with the goal of stopping the emigration ...
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