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Berlin Wall 25th anniversary celebrations begin

Colourful murals now adorn what is left of the Berlin Wall.
Colourful murals on the Berlin Wall. Image by Sagie / CC BY-SA 2.0

Chancellor Angela Merkel is leading the celebrations in Germany to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November. As well as a ceremony of remembrance for those who lost their lives trying to cross the border, the three-day festivities will showcase a unique light installation featuring 8000 white glowing balloons – currently tethered to the ground along a 15km stretch of the Wall’s former path – which will be released on Sunday, accompanied by Beethoven’s Ode To Joy. Read more: thelocal.de