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German chancellor school teacher for a day

Angela invited to teach twelfth-graders in Berlin to mark Berlin Wall anniversary.

Last Modified: 13 Aug 2013 17:02
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone back to school to be a teacher for a day to mark the anniversary of the Berlin Wall being built.

Merkel was invited to teach a 45-minute lesson to twelfth-graders in Berlin and took the opportunity to relate her own experience of the city's Cold War division.

The stint as substitute teacher comes just a day before her election campaign officially kicks off ahead of a September vote.

Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports.

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