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Thursday, 20 June 2013
Obama Takes Off His Jacket, Berlin Cheers .
While President Barack Obama delivered a speech on nuclear reductions at the iconic
Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday
, things got a little hot -- literally.
Obama thanked the people of Germany for the "extraordinarily warm welcome" on the
"In fact, it's so warm, and I feel so good, that I'm actually going to take off my jacket," Obama said. "And anybody else who wants to, feel free to."
The president then proceeded to remove his jacket to an eruption of applause.
"We can be a little more informal among friends," Obama said.
This wasn't the first time Obama spoke to a receptive German crowd. In 2008, nearly
200,000 people gathered
to hear then-Senator Obama
deliver an address as the Democratic presidential candidate
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