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What Berlin did for Bowie

David Bowie took up many striking and unique personas during his five-decade long career. Ever the chamaleon, he changed his look and music style

David Bowie took up many striking and unique personas during his five-decade long career. Ever the chamaleon, he changed his look and music style

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Music and symbolism mark 25th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

Around 8,000 helium balloons have been released at the end of a weekend of events for the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down. The

Around 8,000 helium balloons have been released at the end of a weekend of events for the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down. The

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Berlin lights recall the Wall, dark symbol of the past

They came in their thousands to join together where once the city divided them. The venue was Berlin’s Brandenburg gate – a modern city landmark –

They came in their thousands to join together where once the city divided them. The venue was Berlin’s Brandenburg gate – a modern city landmark –

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Berlin celebrates the Trabant, iconic East German symbol

“Twenty-five years after the fall of the wall, it’s very symbolic to cross the Bornholmer Brücke in a ‘Trabi’,” reports euronews correspondent Olaf

“Twenty-five years after the fall of the wall, it’s very symbolic to cross the Bornholmer Brücke in a ‘Trabi’,” reports euronews correspondent Olaf

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Pope Francis in Berlin homage: 'We need bridges, not walls!'

The pope has praised one of his predecessors, John Paul II, for his role in the fall of the Berlin Wall – and appealed for the construction of

The pope has praised one of his predecessors, John Paul II, for his role in the fall of the Berlin Wall – and appealed for the construction of

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel recalls the fall of the Berlin Wall

If it were not for events 25 years ago, Angela Merkel’s political ambitions would never have been realised. Then she was a 35-year-old scientist in

If it were not for events 25 years ago, Angela Merkel’s political ambitions would never have been realised. Then she was a 35-year-old scientist in

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Berlin remembers the fall of the Wall 25 years on

Twenty five years after the Berlin Wall came down, the Brandenburg Gate remains the symbol of the separation and the reunification of the

Twenty five years after the Berlin Wall came down, the Brandenburg Gate remains the symbol of the separation and the reunification of the

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Balloon display highlight of Berlin Wall commemorations

Festivities are in full swing in Berlin as people come together to mark 25 years since the Wall came down. Eight thousand helium balloons were lit

Festivities are in full swing in Berlin as people come together to mark 25 years since the Wall came down. Eight thousand helium balloons were lit

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Memories of a former Stasi prisoner

Imagine if you want to leave your country, but the authorities don’t allow you to do so. Imagine your country cut off from the rest of the world

Imagine if you want to leave your country, but the authorities don’t allow you to do so. Imagine your country cut off from the rest of the world

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German parliament kicks off weekend of Berlin Wall commemorations

The German parliament has marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The special ceremony in the Bundestag kicked off a weekend of

The German parliament has marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The special ceremony in the Bundestag kicked off a weekend of

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Construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961

This is footage of the Berlin Wall being constructed in 1961. Originally made of barbed wire, later replaced by concrete, it stretched for 45km

This is footage of the Berlin Wall being constructed in 1961. Originally made of barbed wire, later replaced by concrete, it stretched for 45km

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Berlin Wall a proof of failure

In the 1960s, the division of Europe would slice deeper with the Cold War. Berlin in the wake of allied victory in World War Two was still drawn

In the 1960s, the division of Europe would slice deeper with the Cold War. Berlin in the wake of allied victory in World War Two was still drawn

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Fall of Berlin Wall: From Easy Street to Skid Row

Twenty-five years after the fall of Berlin Wall, more and more Germans are looking to move to nearby Potsdam, a wealthy town on the outskirts of the

Twenty-five years after the fall of Berlin Wall, more and more Germans are looking to move to nearby Potsdam, a wealthy town on the outskirts of the

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The fall of the Berlin Wall

At 21h20 the barrier rose at the frontier post on Bornholmer strasse. The Berlin Wall was open. The decision to throw open the border was announced

At 21h20 the barrier rose at the frontier post on Bornholmer strasse. The Berlin Wall was open. The decision to throw open the border was announced

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Building the Berlin Wall

On Sunday August 13 1961, the inhabitants of Berlin woke up to find the city alive with construction workers. Some 40,000 soldiers and East German

On Sunday August 13 1961, the inhabitants of Berlin woke up to find the city alive with construction workers. Some 40,000 soldiers and East German

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John Kerry visits Berlin ahead of Wall anniversary

He lived in Berlin as a boy for a time before the Wall was built. Now as the city prepares to mark 25 years since the Cold War’s most potent symbol

He lived in Berlin as a boy for a time before the Wall was built. Now as the city prepares to mark 25 years since the Cold War’s most potent symbol

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Germany: Leipzig recalls historic 1989 protest

Tens of thousands of Germans have taken to the streets of Leipzig to celebrate the 25th anniversary of a demonstration that set the ball rolling for

Tens of thousands of Germans have taken to the streets of Leipzig to celebrate the 25th anniversary of a demonstration that set the ball rolling for

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Merkel evokes reunification spirit to face present day problems

Germany has celebrated it’s 24th unity anniversary on Friday. Chancellor Angela Merkel evoked the reunification spirit which brought down the Berlin

Germany has celebrated it’s 24th unity anniversary on Friday. Chancellor Angela Merkel evoked the reunification spirit which brought down the Berlin

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Merkel ends holidays and returns to election campaign

The summer holiday is well and truly over for Angela Merkel. The German Chancellor gave a surprise lecture to students in one Berlin school who

The summer holiday is well and truly over for Angela Merkel. The German Chancellor gave a surprise lecture to students in one Berlin school who