French President Emmanuel Macron has been awarded the Charlemagne Prize in Aachen "in recognition of his vision of a new Europe.”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greeted Macron outside Aachen's cathedral just before celebrations got under way.

Awarded by the city of Aachen, the first city in western Germany to be liberated during the Second World War, the prize honours work performed in the service of the European community. It has been handed out every year since 1950.

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