How Angela Merkel changed Germany — and the world
Angela Merkel is so well-known that simple things have become synonymous with the German leader.
For example, her distinctive hand gesture — known as the "Merkel-Raute," "Merkel diamond" or "triangle of power" — was used by her party on a massive poster in Berlin during the 2013 election campaign. The idea was to convince voters that Germany was in good hands.
Even her name has led to a new German verb: Merkeln. Defined as holding off on a decision, it alludes to her cautious style of leadership.
However, after three decades in politics and a 16-year reign as chancellor, it was time for her to move on.
Watch the video above to learn more about Angela Merkel's career and legacy, both in Germany and abroad.