President Obama called for a nuclear warhead reduction in the United States and Russia during a speech at the Brandenburg Gate, along the route where the Berlin Wall once divided the German capital into the Soviet-aligned east and U.S.-allied west. Obama had traveled to Berlin from Northern Ireland, where he participated in Group of Eight meetings that focused on the worsening conflict in Syria.
June 19, 2013 President Obama talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery building in Berlin. Obama met with Merkel and German President Joachim Gauck before delivering a speech at the city’s Brandenburg Gate. Steffen Kugler/German government press office via AP Buy Photo