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Germany celebrates Berlin Wall anniversary

Germany celebrates Berlin Wall anniversary
Spectators watch as giant, painted styrofoam dominoes topple along the route of the former Berlin Wall near the Brandenburg Gate on November 9, in Berlin, Germany. The 1,000 dominoes, painted by schoolchildren and artists all over the world, are meant to symbolically represent the end of communist rule across Eastern Europe and are the highlight of celebrations in the German capitol marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. (Getty Images)
Germany celebrates Berlin Wall anniversary
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev returns to his seat after delivering a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin during the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. (Getty Images)
Germany celebrates Berlin Wall anniversary
A woman looks on as giant, painted styrofoam dominoes topple along the route of the former Berlin Wall near the Brandenburg Gate. (Getty Images)
Germany celebrates Berlin Wall anniversary
A look through a still-standing section of the Berlin Wall into the so-called ‘death strip’, where East German border guards had the order to shoot anyone attempting to flee into West Berlin. (Getty Images)
Germany celebrates Berlin Wall anniversary
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and European Council High Representative Javier Solana (R) claps as German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle (L) smiles at a reception at Bellevue Castle in Berlin, Germany. (Getty Images)
Germany celebrates Berlin Wall anniversary
(L-R) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev walk through the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. (Getty Images)
Germany celebrates Berlin Wall anniversary
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle (C) smiles as the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso (R) looks on at a reception at Bellevue Castle to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. (Getty Images)