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Obama Visits Germany 50 Years After Kennedy's Famous Speech

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

President Obama has arrived in Berlin, his first visit to the German capital since his election in 2008. The visit falls in the same month that John F. Kennedy delivered his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech a half century ago. Can the current president expect the same the kind of reception? Germans have been especially critical of the National Security Agency's recently revealed data gathering from international phone and Internet traffic, given the bitter history of Stasi spying on the citizens of East Germany not so long ago.

Source: NPR

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