The fall of the Berlin wall: Berliners celebrate 25th anniversary

Berlin's Brandenburg Gate.

Berlin's Brandenburg Gate. Image by Stacey MacNaught / CC BY 2.0

Thousands gathered at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on Sunday to experience the finale of the three-day celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The climax of the event saw the release of 7,000 illuminated balloons, which had been tethered to a 15km stretch of the path of the Wall. In a moving speech, Chancellor Angela Merkel said, "We can change things for the better - that is the message of the fall of the Berlin Wall." Read more:

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