Germans celebrate Silver Jubilee of fall of Berlin wall

Germans celebrate Silver Jubilee of fall of Berlin wall

Nov 10, 2014, 10:23 AM IST
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Spectators take photos of Brandenburg Gate during the central event commemorating the fall of the wall in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. 25 years ago - on Nov. 9, 1989 - the East-German government lifted travel restrictions and thousands of East Berliners had pushed their way past perplexed border guards to celebrate freedom with their brethren in the West.

Spectators take photos of Brandenburg Gate during the central event commemorating the fall of the wall in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. 25 years ago - on Nov. 9, 1989 - the East-German government lifted travel restrictions and thousands of East Berliners had pushed their way past perplexed border guards to celebrate freedom with their brethren in the West.

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Fireworks explode behind Brandenburg Gate during the central event to commemorate the Fall of the Wall in Berlin, Germany.

Fireworks explode behind Brandenburg Gate during the central event to commemorate the Fall of the Wall in Berlin, Germany.

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Fireworks explode behind Brandenburg Gate during the central event commemorating the fall of the wall in Berlin, Germany.

Fireworks explode behind Brandenburg Gate during the central event commemorating the fall of the wall in Berlin, Germany.

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Daniel Barenboim conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in front of Brandenburg Gate during the central event commemorating the fall of the wall in Berlin, Germany.

Daniel Barenboim conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in front of Brandenburg Gate during the central event commemorating the fall of the wall in Berlin, Germany.

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Fireworks explode behind Brandenburg Gate during the central event to commemorate the Fall of the Wall in Berlin, Germany.

Fireworks explode behind Brandenburg Gate during the central event to commemorate the Fall of the Wall in Berlin, Germany.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech in front of a historical photograph in the Berlin Wall memorial at Bernauer Strasse in Berlin, Germany.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech in front of a historical photograph in the Berlin Wall memorial at Bernauer Strasse in Berlin, Germany.

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Balloons of the art installation 'Lichtgrenze 2014' fly away in front of Brandenburg Gate during the central event commemorating the fall of the wall in Berlin, Germany.

Balloons of the art installation 'Lichtgrenze 2014' fly away in front of Brandenburg Gate during the central event commemorating the fall of the wall in Berlin, Germany.

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Fireworks explode behind Brandenburg Gate during the central event commemorating the fall of the wall in Berlin, Germany.

Fireworks explode behind Brandenburg Gate during the central event commemorating the fall of the wall in Berlin, Germany.

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Balloons fly over the Reichstag during the central event to commemorate the Fall of the Wall in Berlin, Germany.

Balloons fly over the Reichstag during the central event to commemorate the Fall of the Wall in Berlin, Germany.

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People watch to a giant screen with sequences from the fall of the wall in 1989 to commemorate the Fall of the Wall near the Reichstag Building in Berlin, Germany.

People watch to a giant screen with sequences from the fall of the wall in 1989 to commemorate the Fall of the Wall near the Reichstag Building in Berlin, Germany.

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Balloons of the art installation 'Lichtgrenze 2014' flue away in front of Brandenburg Gate during the central event commemorating the fall of the wall in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. 25 years ago - on Nov. 9, 1989 - the East-German government lifted travel restrictions and thousands of East Berliners had pushed their way past perplexed border guards to celebrate freedom with their brethren in the West.

Balloons of the art installation 'Lichtgrenze 2014' flue away in front of Brandenburg Gate during the central event commemorating the fall of the wall in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. 25 years ago - on Nov. 9, 1989 - the East-German government lifted travel restrictions and thousands of East Berliners had pushed their way past perplexed border guards to celebrate freedom with their brethren in the West.

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Community members wear the colors of the flag of the Federal Republic of Germany during a celebration the 25th anniversary of the commencement of the dismantling of the Berlin wall, at Miami Dade College in Miami.

Community members wear the colors of the flag of the Federal Republic of Germany during a celebration the 25th anniversary of the commencement of the dismantling of the Berlin wall, at Miami Dade College in Miami.

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Daniel Barenboim conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in front of Brandenburg Gate during the central event commemorating the fall of the wall in Berlin, Germany.

Daniel Barenboim conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in front of Brandenburg Gate during the central event commemorating the fall of the wall in Berlin, Germany.

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Uwe Hassbecker, left, and Anna Loos of German band Silly perform during the central event to commemorate the Fall of the Wall at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany.

Uwe Hassbecker, left, and Anna Loos of German band Silly perform during the central event to commemorate the Fall of the Wall at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany.

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Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, right, and his daughter Irina Mikhailovna Virganskaya, left, attend a ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in Berlin, Germany.

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, right, and his daughter Irina Mikhailovna Virganskaya, left, attend a ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in Berlin, Germany.

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