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Recalling picnic that changed Europe's destiny.

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Recalling picnic that changed Europe's destiny.

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People from across Europe have taken part in a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the “Pan-European Picnic” — a gathering that enabled hundreds of people to escape from behind the Iron Curtain to the West.

It was a highly symbolic moment, signalling the beginning of the end of the barrier that cut Eastern Europe and its people off from the West. Many of those who were there on that day returned to recall the occasion, along side a younger generation whose destiny it changed.