CEBIT

Photos: Electronics extravaganza at CeBit

Lower Saxony Premier Christian Wulff hands German Chancellor Angela Merkel a manuscript facsimile by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. Leibniz, who lived from 1646 to 1716, is considered the inventor of the binary code, which forms the basis of modern computing. Following the presentation, Merkel officially opened this year's CeBit trade fair.

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