Germany Celebrates Fall of the Wall
Twenty years later, unified country celebrates togetherness
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2009 5:51 PM CST
Giant dominoes placed along the former border in front of the Brandenburg Gate fall today in Berlin during the commemorations of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.   (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)
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(Newser) – Fireworks illuminated the rainy skies above Berlin as Germans and high-profile visitors came together today to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall exactly 20 years ago. President Obama unexpectedly joined the festivities—in a video greeting introduced by Hillary Clinton. "There could be no clearer rebuke of tyranny," he said of the toppling of the barrier, which was re-enacted with 1,000 8-foot tall foam dominoes. "There could be no stronger affirmation of freedom."

 

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