President Obama hosts German Chancellor Angela Merkel at State Dinner in Washington

President Obama hosts German Chancellor Angela Merkel at State Dinner in Washington

U.S. President Barack Obama toasts with Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, during a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 7, 2011. Obama said he and Merkel agreed that the debt crisis in Europe "cannot be allowed to put the global economic recovery at risk." UPI/Andrew Harrer/POOL