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11/15/2016 03:53 pm ET

Photos Show President Obama and Angela Merkel Will Probably Miss Each Other A Lot

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On Wednesday, President Barack Obama will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the last time in his presidency. 

The two appeared to hit it off after Obama’s first visit as the newly elected U.S. president in 2009. Photos of them over the years show them sharing laughs and hugs amid serious conversations. Time will tell if President-elect Donald Trump will have such a cozy relationship with one of America’s closest allies. 

Check out the photos below and let’s all remember the good times these two have had. 

  • U.S. President Barack Obama kisses German Chancellor Angela Merkel as members of the Group of 20 prepare for the traditional
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    U.S. President Barack Obama kisses German Chancellor Angela Merkel as members of the Group of 20 prepare for the traditional family photo during the G20 leaders summit in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya, Turkey, on Nov. 15, 2015.
  • Merkel (L) chats with Obama during the opening ceremony of the G20 Leaders Summit on Sept. 4 in Hangzhou, China.
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    Merkel (L) chats with Obama during the opening ceremony of the G20 Leaders Summit on Sept. 4 in Hangzhou, China.
  • Obama and German Merkel visit the IFM electronics stand at the Hannover Messe industrial trade fair on April 25 in Hanov
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    Obama and German Merkel visit the IFM electronics stand at the Hannover Messe industrial trade fair on April 25 in Hanover, Germany.
  • Obama and Merkel tour Dresden's landmark, the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) on June 5, 2009, in Dresden, Germany.
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    Obama and Merkel tour Dresden's landmark, the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) on June 5, 2009, in Dresden, Germany.
  • Merkel speaks with Obama outside the Elmau castle in Kruen near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on June 8, 2015.
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    Merkel speaks with Obama outside the Elmau castle in Kruen near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on June 8, 2015.
  • Merkel and Obama take part in a tree-planting ceremony on the grounds of the Ise-Jingu Shrine in the city of Ise, in Mie pref
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    Merkel and Obama take part in a tree-planting ceremony on the grounds of the Ise-Jingu Shrine in the city of Ise, in Mie prefecture on May 26 on the first day of the G7 leaders summit.
  • Merkel and Obama chat during the Outreach group photo on the second day of the summit of G7 nations at Schloss Elmau on June
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    Merkel and Obama chat during the Outreach group photo on the second day of the summit of G7 nations at Schloss Elmau on June 8, 2015, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
  • Merkel speaks with Obama during the opening ceremony of the G20 Leaders Summit at the Hangzhou International Expo Center on S
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    Merkel speaks with Obama during the opening ceremony of the G20 Leaders Summit at the Hangzhou International Expo Center on Sept. 4 in Hangzhou, China.
  • Obama and Merkel share a laugh as they tour the Hanover Industrial Fair in Hanover, central Germany, on April 25.
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    Obama and Merkel share a laugh as they tour the Hanover Industrial Fair in Hanover, central Germany, on April 25.
  • Obama, Merkel, and other world leaders pose for a family photo at the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China.
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    Obama, Merkel, and other world leaders pose for a family photo at the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China.
  • Obama and Merkel on the Pariser Platz in front of the Brandenburg Gate on June 19, 2013, in Berlin, Germany.
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    Obama and Merkel on the Pariser Platz in front of the Brandenburg Gate on June 19, 2013, in Berlin, Germany.
  • Obama waves during a welcome ceremony at Herrenhausen Palace accompanied by Merkel on Obama's first day of a two-day trip to
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    Obama waves during a welcome ceremony at Herrenhausen Palace accompanied by Merkel on Obama's first day of a two-day trip to Germany on April 24 in Hanover, Germany.
  • Merkel and Obama sign in a golden book in the "Gruenes Gewoelbe" (Green Vault) on June 5, 2009, in Dresden, Germany.
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    Merkel and Obama sign in a golden book in the "Gruenes Gewoelbe" (Green Vault) on June 5, 2009, in Dresden, Germany.
  • Obama and Merkel sit during the official opening ceremony of the Hanover Industrial Fair in Hanover, Germany, on April 24.
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    Obama and Merkel sit during the official opening ceremony of the Hanover Industrial Fair in Hanover, Germany, on April 24.
  • Obama meets with Merkel in the Oval Office on Nov. 3, 2009.
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    Obama meets with Merkel in the Oval Office on Nov. 3, 2009.
  • Merkel welcomes Obama during his run for president, on July 24, 2008, in Berlin.
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    Merkel welcomes Obama during his run for president, on July 24, 2008, in Berlin.
  • Obama and Merkel stroll outside at the summit of G7 nations at Schloss Elmau on June 7, 2015, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Ge
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    Obama and Merkel stroll outside at the summit of G7 nations at Schloss Elmau on June 7, 2015, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
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