You do not have to explain the concept Merkel Raute in more details; after all it has got an article in Wikipedia.
An unknown artist gets it to the point: Merkel is shown as something like a Buddha in meditation pose. A closer look shows, she is sitting on the globe. There is nothing more to say.
Seen downtown Essen at Limbecker Straße / Markt
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