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Fall of Berlin Wall 20th Anniversary
World leaders converged on the German capital to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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Domino Wall

November 9, 2009: People walk next to giant domino pieces, that have been placed along a stretch of the Berlin Wall's original path, near to Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, during day-long celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele.

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Domino Wall

November 9, 2009: People walk next to giant domino pieces, that have been placed along a stretch of the Berlin Wall's original path, near Reichstag in Berlin, during day-long celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. 

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Gorbachev and Wowereit

Nov. 9, 2009: Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, left, and Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit walk past a historic photograph as they cross the Bornholmer Bruecke, Bornholm bridge in Berlin, Germany, during the commemorations of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov.9, 1989. 

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Merkel, Gorbachev Cross Bridge

Nov. 9, 2009: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev cross the Bornholmer bridge in Berlin, Germany, during the commemorations of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov.9, 1989. 

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Bornholmer Strasse

Nov. 9, 2009: Spectators wait at the bridge at Bornholmer Strasse of the beginning of the commemorations of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in Berlin, Germany. The border checkpoint at Bornholmer Strasse was the first that opened the Wall on Nov. 9, 1989. 

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Greenpeace

Nov. 9, 2009: Greenpeace activists fix a banner near the former checkpoint Bornholmer Strasse, during the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in Berlin. The banner reads: "1989 fall of the wall in Berlin, 2009 climate change in Copenhagen! Make climate change history - act in Copenhagen!

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Gorbachev, Merkel, Walesa

Nov. 9, 2009: Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, left, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, and former Polish President Lech Walesa, right,at the Bornholmer bridge in Berlin, Germany, during the commemorations of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989. 

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Seehofer

November 9, 2009: Bavarian state Prime Minister and leader of the Christian Social union (CSU) Horst Seehofer stands in front of a section of the former border wall which divided the East and West Germany during a visit to the Deutsch-Deutsches Museum Modlareuth, as he attends a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in Modlareuth. World leaders converged on the German capital on Monday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Merkel

Nov. 9, 2009: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, stands in front of a black and white picture showing cars and people at the border crossing Bornholmer Street after the Fall of the Berlin Wall 1989, in Berlin, Germany, during the commemorations of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov.9, 1989.

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Bornholmer Street

Nov. 9, 2009: A man stands on the bridge of the former border crossing Bornholmer Street holding a black and white picture showing cars and people at the border crossing after the Fall of the Berlin Wall 1989, in Berlin, Germany, during the commemorations of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov.9, 1989. 

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Clinton

Nov. 9, 2009: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gestures as she walks past some of the 1,000 large plastic-foam dominoes, prior to commemorations of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin, Germany. East Germany's fortified border crumbled on the evening of Nov. 9, 1989, after 28 years holding in the country's citizens, a pivotal moment in the collapse of communism in Europe that followed a confused announcement by a senior official. The Brandenburg Gate is seen in the background.

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Clinton

Nov. 9, 2009: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, center right, poses with students from the east German city of Oranienburg, next to one of 1,000 large plastic-foam dominoes, prior to commemorations of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin, Germany. East Germany's fortified border crumbled on the evening of Nov. 9, 1989, after 28 years holding in the country's citizens, a pivotal moment in the collapse of communism in Europe that followed a confused announcement by a senior official. The Brandenburg Gate is seen in the background.

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Ice Wall

Nov. 9, 2009: A man walks past a frozen 11.5 feet (3.5 meters) high wall made out of ice, representing the Berlin Wall, part of an art installation entitled 'Work In Progress', near the German Embassy in central London. The event was held to mark the 20th anniversary of East Germany's fortified border crumbling on the evening of Nov. 9, 1989, after 28 years holding in the country's citizens. 

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Ice Wall

Nov. 9, 2009: People are seen through an 11.5 feet high wall made out of ice, part of an art installation entitled 'Work In Progress' representing the Berlin Wall, near the German Embassy in central London. The event was held to mark the 20th anniversary of East Germany's fortified border crumbling on the evening of Nov. 9, 1989, after 28 years holding in the country's citizens.

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Ice Wall

Nov. 9, 2009: People are seen through an 11.5 feet high wall made out of ice, part of an art installation entitled 'Work In Progress' representing the Berlin Wall, near the German Embassy in central London. The event was held to mark the 20th anniversary of East Germany's fortified border crumbling on the evening of Nov. 9, 1989. 

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Anniversary

Nov. 9, 2009: From foreground left to right, German Parliament President Norbert Lammert, the wife of German President Eva Luise Koehler, German President Horst Koehler, Chancellor Angela Merkel, the President of the Federal Court Hans-Juergen Papier, Education Minister Annete Schavan and Labor Minister Franz Josef Jung, attend a service during the commemorations of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin, Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel, reunited Germany's first leader to grow up in the communist east, started the day with President Horst Koehler and other leaders at a prayer service at a former East Berlin church that was a rallying point for opposition activists in 1989. 

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Domino Wall

Nov. 9, 2009: Dominos placed along the former border in front of the Brandenburg Gate are seen in Berlin, Germany, and will be made to fall in a symbolic act during the commemorations of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov.9, 1989.

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Fall of Berlin Wall 20th Anniversary

World leaders converged on the German capital to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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