Germany Hails Anniversary of Berlin Wall's Fall
Dominoes, fireworks, music help mark 20 years
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2009 10:21 PM CST
Updated Nov 9, 2009 8:54 AM CST
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, and former Polish President Lech Walesa cross the Bornholmer Bruecke, Bornholm bridge in Berlin, Germany, Monday.   (AP Photo/Herbert Knosowski)
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(Newser) – Hundreds of foam dominoes will fall today in Berlin, symbolizing the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has called Nov. 9, 1989, "the happiest day in recent German history," will lead the festivities. The guest list includes Hillary Clinton, Nicolas Sarkozy, Gordon Brown, and Lech Walesa. A concert at the landmark Brandenburg Gate and a fireworks display will end the celebration.

 

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