G7 Summit Photos From Schloss Elmau in Bavaria.

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President Barack Obama talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G7 Summit at Schloss Elmau in Bavaria, Germany, June 8, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama walks with the G7 leaders following a family photo at Schloss Elmau in Bavaria, Germany, Sunday, June 7, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama walks with the G7 leaders following a family photo at Schloss Elmau in Bavaria, Germany, Sunday, June 7, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Leaders on a break during G7 summit at the Schloss Elmau resort in the Bavarian Alps

(photo courtesy AFP via BBC)

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G7 Leaders Walk Through a Field in Schloss Elmau, Germany

(official photo US Department of State)

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We have a very, very long way to go in the US and the Western world to achieve full equality for women. But it is a mark of some progess when the leader of the most powerful country in Europe and the leader of the most power multi-national financial organization are both women.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) meets with Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde during the G7 summit at the Elmau Castle near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, on June 8, 2015. Germany hosted a G7 summit here on June 7 and June 8. (Xinhua/Bundesregierung/Gottschalk)

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/