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20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

epa01913018 (FILE) A file picture dated 05 November 1989 shows a long line of GDR cars at the German-Czechoslovakian border near Schirnding, Germany. Only five days later, on 09 November 1989, the GDR opened its borders. '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 city with road barriers made from barbed wire, to build an 'anti-Fascist protective barrier.' On 09 November 1989, after the spokeperson of German Democratic Republic g
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