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Helmut Kohl: 1930 - 2017

Helmut Kohl stands in front of an election poster in West Germany in 1975.  


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Helmut Kohl stands in front of an election poster in West Germany in 1975. REUTERS/File

Helmut Kohl stands in front of an election poster in West Germany in 1975. REUTERS/File
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British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl.  


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British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. REUTERS/File

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. REUTERS/File
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Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl exchange fountain pens after signing a contract in Bonn, 1990.


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Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl exchange fountain pens after signing a contract in Bonn, 1990. REUTERS/File

Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl exchange fountain pens after signing a contract in Bonn, 1990. REUTERS/File
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Helmut Kohl stands hand in hand with former French President Francois Mitterrand during a visit to the Verdun battlefield in 1984. 


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Helmut Kohl stands hand in hand with former French President Francois Mitterrand during a visit to the Verdun battlefield in 1984. REUTERS/File

Helmut Kohl stands hand in hand with former French President Francois Mitterrand during a visit to the Verdun battlefield in 1984. REUTERS/File
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Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl shakes hands with his successor Gerhard Schroeder after receiving the Honorary European Citizenship at the EU Vienna Summit, weeks before the birth of the single Euro currency. 


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Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl shakes hands with his successor Gerhard Schroeder after receiving the Honorary European Citizenship at the EU Vienna Summit, weeks before the birth of the single Euro currency. REUTERS/File

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl shakes hands with his successor Gerhard Schroeder after receiving the Honorary European Citizenship at the EU Vienna Summit, weeks before the birth of the single Euro currency. REUTERS/File
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German Chancellor Helmut Kohl walks with retired German Air Force General Johannes Steinhoff and President Ronald Reagan accompanied by retired U.S. General Matthew Ridgway through the German military cemetery in Bitburg in 1985.


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German Chancellor Helmut Kohl walks with retired German Air Force General Johannes Steinhoff and President Ronald Reagan accompanied by retired U.S. General Matthew Ridgway through the German military cemetery in Bitburg in 1985. REUTERS/File

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl walks with retired German Air Force General Johannes Steinhoff and President Ronald Reagan accompanied by retired U.S. General Matthew Ridgway through the German military cemetery in Bitburg in 1985. REUTERS/File
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Helmut Kohl with President George Bush during Bush's visit to Germany in 1989. 

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Helmut Kohl with President George Bush during Bush's visit to Germany in 1989. REUTERS/File

Helmut Kohl with President George Bush during Bush's visit to Germany in 1989. REUTERS/File
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Germany's Chancellor Helmut Kohl admires the western style bolo tie worn by President Bill Clinton at The Fort Restaurant at the Denver Summit of the Eight. Clinton had asked the leaders to wear cowboy boots and casual wear to the dinner, but Kohl kept to the standard coat and tie.

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Germany's Chancellor Helmut Kohl admires the western style bolo tie worn by President Bill Clinton at The Fort Restaurant at the Denver Summit of the Eight. Clinton had asked the leaders to wear cowboy boots and casual wear to the dinner, but Kohl...more

Germany's Chancellor Helmut Kohl admires the western style bolo tie worn by President Bill Clinton at The Fort Restaurant at the Denver Summit of the Eight. Clinton had asked the leaders to wear cowboy boots and casual wear to the dinner, but Kohl kept to the standard coat and tie. REUTERS/File
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U.S. President Bill Clinton, French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl attend the signing of the Bosnian peace agreement at the Elysee Palace in1995. 

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U.S. President Bill Clinton, French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl attend the signing of the Bosnian peace agreement at the Elysee Palace in1995. REUTERS/File

U.S. President Bill Clinton, French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl attend the signing of the Bosnian peace agreement at the Elysee Palace in1995. REUTERS/File
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Helmut Kohl stands with President Bill Clinton after he was decorated with the Medal of Freedom at the White House. 

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Helmut Kohl stands with President Bill Clinton after he was decorated with the Medal of Freedom at the White House. REUTERS/File

Helmut Kohl stands with President Bill Clinton after he was decorated with the Medal of Freedom at the White House. REUTERS/File
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Helmut Kohl looks on during a parliament session in Bonn.

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Helmut Kohl looks on during a parliament session in Bonn. REUTERS/File

Helmut Kohl looks on during a parliament session in Bonn. REUTERS/File
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Helmut Kohl reacts as an eagle sits on his hand during a 1995 awards ceremony. 


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Helmut Kohl reacts as an eagle sits on his hand during a 1995 awards ceremony. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Helmut Kohl reacts as an eagle sits on his hand during a 1995 awards ceremony. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Helmut Kohl waves during a 1990 electoral rally in East Germany. 

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Helmut Kohl waves during a 1990 electoral rally in East Germany. REUTERS/Michael Urban

Helmut Kohl waves during a 1990 electoral rally in East Germany. REUTERS/Michael Urban
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Helmut Kohl and President Bill Clinton at the White House in 1993.

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Helmut Kohl and President Bill Clinton at the White House in 1993. REUTERS/File

Helmut Kohl and President Bill Clinton at the White House in 1993. REUTERS/File
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Helmut Kohl displays a voting card during the 1998 federal election. Kohl was defeated by Minister-President of Lower Saxony Gerhard Schroder. 



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Helmut Kohl displays a voting card during the 1998 federal election. Kohl was defeated by Minister-President of Lower Saxony Gerhard Schroder. REUTERS/File

Helmut Kohl displays a voting card during the 1998 federal election. Kohl was defeated by Minister-President of Lower Saxony Gerhard Schroder. REUTERS/File
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Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Helmut Kohl walk through the gardens of the chancellery in Bonn.


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Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Helmut Kohl walk through the gardens of the chancellery in Bonn. REUTERS/File

Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Helmut Kohl walk through the gardens of the chancellery in Bonn. REUTERS/File
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Helmut Kohl greets Pope John Paul II during a private meeting at the Vatican.


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Helmut Kohl greets Pope John Paul II during a private meeting at the Vatican. REUTERS/File

Helmut Kohl greets Pope John Paul II during a private meeting at the Vatican. REUTERS/File
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Helmut Kohl is hugged by former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.



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Helmut Kohl is hugged by former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. REUTERS/File

Helmut Kohl is hugged by former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. REUTERS/File
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Helmut Kohl with Russian President Vladimir Putin at Putin's Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow. 



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Helmut Kohl with Russian President Vladimir Putin at Putin's Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow. REUTERS/ Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool

Helmut Kohl with Russian President Vladimir Putin at Putin's Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow. REUTERS/ Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool
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Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, former U.S. President George Bush and Helmut Kohl attend a ceremony to mark the 20-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. 

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Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, former U.S. President George Bush and Helmut Kohl attend a ceremony to mark the 20-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, former U.S. President George Bush and Helmut Kohl attend a ceremony to mark the 20-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Helmut Kohl sitting in front of a large photograph of himself during a news conference to promote his book, 'Erinnerungen 1982-1990' (Memories 1982-1990). 

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Helmut Kohl sitting in front of a large photograph of himself during a news conference to promote his book, 'Erinnerungen 1982-1990' (Memories 1982-1990). REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

Helmut Kohl sitting in front of a large photograph of himself during a news conference to promote his book, 'Erinnerungen 1982-1990' (Memories 1982-1990). REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz
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Helmut Kohl toasts with glasses of wine with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after a ceremony to mark the anniversary of German unification. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Helmut Kohl toasts with glasses of wine with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after a ceremony to mark the anniversary of German unification. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Helmut Kohl toasts with glasses of wine with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after a ceremony to mark the anniversary of German unification. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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