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Angela Merkel on crutches at carol singing session

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made her first public appearance since fracturing her pelvis in a skiing accident.

Angela Merkel, 59, joined a group of children on Tuesday for a carol singing session. Although she was on crutches and limping slightly, Angela Merkel appeared to be in good spirits as she sang along.

The group of children were dressed in festive costumes and one young girl held up a song sheet for Angela Merkel to read from because she could not do so herself.

Angela Merkel has made her first public appearance since fracturing her pelvis in a skiing accident

Angela Merkel has made her first public appearance since fracturing her pelvis in a skiing accident

Angela Merkel injured herself when she fell during a cross-country skiing accident in the alpine region in Engadin, Switzerland earlier this week.

On Monday government spokesman Steffen Seibert said that Chancellor Angela Merkel would be out of action for the next three weeks.

Steffen Seibert explained that Angela Merkel initially thought that she had suffered bruising but a doctor’s examination revealed a partial fracture to the left interior pelvic ring. She was told that the injury would require “lots of lying down”.

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