Waxwork Merkel rolled out at London`s Madame Tussauds
A new waxwork of German Chancellor Angela Merkel was unveiled at London's Madame Tussauds on Tuesday -- the latest famous likeness to take its place at the world-famous visitor attraction.
Merkel, in a pillar-box red jacket, is positioned with her hands clasped behind a podium in the political leaders zone that also contains the likes of former British prime minister Tony Blair and US President George W. Bush.
She is only the fourth female leader to be unveiled in the section after former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi, ex-British premier Margaret Thatcher and the late Benazir Bhutto, who governed Pakistan twice.
"We are more than pleased to be launching German Chancellor Angela Merkel," Ben Lovett, from Madame Tussauds, was quoted aas saying by AFP.
"Forbes magazine has voted her as the most powerful woman in the world, so it makes sense for her figure to have a prominent place in the political leaders zone of our attraction."