Germany celebrates 25th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

The text reading ‘Freedom’ is projected on the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, November 9, 2014. Germany on Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

(Reuters) – More than a million Germans and people from around the world on Sunday celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the event that more than any other marked the end of the Cold War.

A spectacular 15 kilometer-long string of 7,000 illuminated helium balloons traced the course of the barrier that once snaked through the city, slicing across streets, between families and even through graveyards.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel shakes hands with children symbolising the so-called ‘Mauerspechte’ (‘wall peckers’, people who chipped the wall with hammers)

German Chancellor Merkel shakes hands with children symbolising the so-called 'Mauerspechte' during a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall at a memorial in Bernauer Strasse in Berlin

 
 
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