Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Today marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Google has commemorated this event with a video doodle.
The Berlin wall had been toppled on 9 November 1989 and it marked the end of 30 years of division in Germany and paved the way for the official reunification of Germany in 1990.
The Google doodle shows a video depicting the scenes as West Berliners greet their eastern counterparts on the night in 1989. The video also shows pieces of the fallen wall in various parts of the world, including Berlin, London, Seoul, Cape Town, Madrid, Island of Langeland, Moscow, Buenos Aires, Budapest, Ein Hod, Mountain View, Strasbourg, Kiev, Sofia, Washington DC, Brussels, and New York.
The Wall was constructed on 12 August 1961 to separate the communist-controlled East Berlin from West Berlin. Originally, the Wall was separated by a barbed wire, before becoming a fence, and then a fortified pair of walls with a huge no man's land between. The finished wall was made up of a 66 mile concrete section that was 3.6 metres high, with a further 41 miles of barbed wire fencing and more than 300 manned look-out towers.