In the News: Obama Addresses Big Crowd in Berlin

Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, kicked off the European leg of his international tour by telling an enthusiastic crowd in Berlin of the dangers of allowing new walls to come between the United States and its allies. He went on to encourage all people to stand together to face the challenges of the 21st century – such as terrorism, global warming and genocide – while making historical references to challenges overcome via cooperation in the past, most notably the defeat of communism. Earlier in the day he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the state of U.S. and European affairs; earlier legs of his trip took him to Afghanistan and the Middle East. He will visit France and Great Britain before returning to the United States.

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