Angela Merkel - The German national football team receives the Silberne Lorbeerblatt (Silver Bay Laurel Leaf), the highest sports award in Germany given by Joachim Gauck at Schloss Bellevue castle. at Schloss Bellevue castle - Berlin, Germany - Monday 10th November 2014
A large group of Spanish protestors are seen gathering outside the German Chancellery Bundeskanzleramt in Berlin, some of them holding banners one of which bears the rather unambiguous message, 'Korruption'. They are also chanting in unison in Spanish.
Spanish protestors are snapped chanting and holding banners outside Berlin's Bundeskanzleramt (the German Chancellery). Many of the banners bear the word 'rücktritt', the German word for 'resignation', as they call for Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to give up his post following a secret payment scandal. The sound of people banging metal tins can be heard in the background as they await German Chancellor Angela Merkel to greet Rajoy who is due to be present in Berlin.
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