Germany Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of The Fall Of The Berlin Wall
German President Joachim Gauck (L) and Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit (2nd R) help Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev as German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) looks on during a ceremony to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, at Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt on November 9, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The fall of the Wall on November 9, 1989, was among the most powerful symbols of the revolutions that swept through the communist countries of Eastern Europe and heralded the end of the Cold War. Built by the communist authorities of East Germany in 1961, the Wall prevented East Germans from fleeing west and was equipped with guard towers and deadly traps.
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