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Merkel picks German punk singer Hagen for last serenade

BBC News

December 2, 2021

Angela Merkel will not leave office as chancellor of Germany until early next week, but on Thursday evening a military ceremony will be held in her honour, and with her choice of music.

The ceremonial tattoo, or Grosser Zapfenstreich, is now a tradition for departing political figures.

And after her 16 years as leader, the ceremony comes with a marching band and torchlight procession.

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