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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 Wall's happy downfall was barely believable

The Bornholmer Strasse border barrier was raised at twenty past nine pm on the 9th of November. To know how the Berlin Wall began to crumple, we have

The Bornholmer Strasse border barrier was raised at twenty past nine pm on the 9th of November. To know how the Berlin Wall began to crumple, we have

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Berlin Wall burst like a dam for journalists

In the last five days of a divided Berlin, upwards of half a million demonstrators gathered on the eastern side demanding more and faster reforms

In the last five days of a divided Berlin, upwards of half a million demonstrators gathered on the eastern side demanding more and faster reforms

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How the fall of the Berlin Wall was seen in Russia

“Mr Gorbachev, open this gate…” This famous invitation from US President Ronald Reagan was extended beside the Berlin Wall in June 1987, appealing

“Mr Gorbachev, open this gate…” This famous invitation from US President Ronald Reagan was extended beside the Berlin Wall in June 1987, appealing

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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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The best of Berlin's graffiti

The German capital is a magnet for street artists. They were drawn to the city when it was divided and the Western side of the Berlin Wall became a

The German capital is a magnet for street artists. They were drawn to the city when it was divided and the Western side of the Berlin Wall became a