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John Kerry revisits childhood days in Berlin stop

3d day of tour of European and Mideast capitals

BERLIN — John F. Kerry has done town hall meetings in Manchester, N.H. He has fielded questions about corn subsidies from voters in Des Moines, and stumped in cities across Massachusetts.

But on Tuesday, the new secretary of state brought those political skills to Germany, holding a town hall meeting here with students in the foreign country where Kerry himself spent time as a child. He cracked jokes, often at his own expense. It was, as he made clear on this third day of a whirlwind tour of European and Middle Eastern capitals, an emotional journey.

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