An alphorn and a cow, both miniatures and carved from wood. Cow bells. And the definitive symbol of Switzerland - the crossbow. A view into the office of the 2013 President.
Defence minister Ueli Maurer, who takes over the largely ceremonial role of Swiss president, is surrounded by memorabilia and symbols of a rural Switzerland while he works. swissinfo photographer Thomas Kern captures Maurer in his office in Bern.