German Chancellor Merkel walks along former Berlin Wall during ceremony marking 25th anniversary of fall of the Wall in Berlin
German Chancellor Angela Merkel walks along a section of the former Berlin Wall at the memorial in Bernauer Strasse, during a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin on November 9, 2014.Hannibal Hanschke—Reuters
German Chancellor Merkel walks along former Berlin Wall during ceremony marking 25th anniversary of fall of the Wall in Berlin
Germany Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of The Fall Of The Berlin Wall
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Germany Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of The Fall Of The Berlin Wall
Balloons which were part of the installation 'Lichtgrenze' (Border of Light) are released in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
Germany Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of The Fall Of The Berlin Wall
An acrobatic artist performs in front of the Quadriga on top of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel walks along a section of the former Berlin Wall at the memorial in Bernauer Strasse, dur
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See the 25th Anniversary of the Berlin Wall's Fall

Nov 09, 2014

The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall was marked by the release of 8,000 helium balloons over the German capital.

The Berlin Wall was constructed in 1961 to prevent people fleeing the Soviet-controlled East into the more free and affluent West.

Its fall in 1989 was a symbolic start to the process that would eventually end the Cold War.

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