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Kissing Couples Urge End to Germany’s War of Words With Greece

Astros Chatziastros, who had painted the Greek and German flags on his face, passionately kissed his wife Karmen with the clear intent of getting noticed.

The couple were part of a crowd of about 250 people carrying signs that read “Germany Loves Greece” who gathered in front of Angela Merkel’s chancellery ahead of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ arrival Monday to try and win Merkel’s financial support for Greece. The leaders are trying to push the reset button on their relations after weeks of acrimony and verbal sparring between the two countries.