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20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

epa01913012 (FILE) A file picture dated 27 June 1989 shows Hungarian Foreign Minister Gyula Horn (R) and his Austrian counterpart Alois Mock (L) cutting through a piece of the Iron Curtain between Hungary and Austria near Klingenbach, Austria. This was read as a sign that the Iron Curtain which had separated Europe into an eastern and a western part for 40 years might be abolished soon. 'Tear down this wall!'. On 12 June 1987, US President Ronald Reagan pronounced these words to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev during a speech at the Brandenburg Gate commemorating the 750th anniversary of Berlin. The Berlin Wall came down two years later on 09 November 1989 and two parts of Germany was reunified after 28 years of separation. The building of the Wall began on 13 August 1961. German Democratic Republic (GDR) armed forces started to seal off the eastern part of the
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