Angela Merkel


German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with former German Chancellor... News PhotoAngela Merkel,Anniversary,Arrival,Attending,Celebration,Concert Hall,Democracy,Election,Former,Gerhard Schröder,German Social Democratic Party,Germany,Horizontal,Leipzig,Political Party,Politics,Saxony,Social Democratic Party,TalkingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder (L) at the Gewandhaus concert hall in Leipzig, eastern Germany, as they arrive to attend festivities to mark the German social democratic SPD party's 150th anniversary on May 23, 2013. The SPD, Europe's oldest political party, has invited nearly 50 current and former heads of state and government as it celebrates 150th birthday and its turbulent history, which saw it advance workers rights and suffer persecution by the Nazis. The SPD was founded on May 23, 1863 in Leipzig as the 'Allgemeiner Deutscher Arbeiterverein' (common German worker's club). AFP PHOTO / POOL / KAY NIETFELD (Photo credit should read KAY NIETFELD/AFP/Getty Images)