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BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 10: German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a statement to the media following news earlier in the day that former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt has died on November 10, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Schmidt, a German Social Democrat (SPD), led West Germany as chancellor from 1974 until 1982. He died today in Hamburg at the age of 96. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 10:  German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a statement to the media following news earlier in the day that former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt has died on November 10, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Schmidt, a German Social Democrat (SPD), led West Germany as chancellor from 1974 until 1982. He died today in Hamburg at the age of 96.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)