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Germany celebrates Unity Day

The event marks the day in 1990 when West and East Germany reunited following the Cold War

Germany celebrates Unity Day
Revelers gather in the city center to watch the final laser show and firework of German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) on October 3, 2012 in Munich, Germany. The event marks the day in 1990 when West Germany and East Germany reunited following the end of the Cold War. The main celebration is held every year in a different major city in Germany. (Getty Images)
Germany celebrates Unity Day
Revelers gather in the city center to watch the final laser show of German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) on October 3, 2012 in Munich, Germany. The event marks the day in 1990 when West Germany and East Germany reunited following the end of the Cold War. The main celebration is held every year in a different major city in Germany. (Getty Images)
Germany celebrates Unity Day
Revelers gather in the city center to watch the final laser show of German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) on October 3, 2012 in Munich, Germany. The event marks the day in 1990 when West Germany and East Germany reunited following the end of the Cold War. The main celebration is held every year in a different major city in Germany. (Getty Images)
Germany celebrates Unity Day
Groups of people wearing different traditional German costumes participate in a costume parade to celebrate German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) on October 3, 2012 in Munich, Germany. The event marks the day in 1990 when West Germany and East Germany reunited following the end of the Cold War. The main celebration is held every year in a different major city in Germany. (Getty Images)
Germany celebrates Unity Day
Different German costume groups participate in a costume parade to celebrate German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) on October 3, 2012 in Munich, Germany. The event marks the day in 1990 when West Germany and East Germany reunited following the end of the Cold War. The main celebration is held every year in a different major city in Germany. (Getty Images)
Germany celebrates Unity Day
Groups of people wearing different traditional German costumes participate in a costume parade to celebrate German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) on October 3, 2012 in Munich, Germany. The event marks the day in 1990 when West Germany and East Germany reunited following the end of the Cold War. The main celebration is held every year in a different major city in Germany. (Getty Images)
Germany celebrates Unity Day
Visitors gather near Brandenburg Gate to celebrate German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) on October 3, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The event marks the day in 1990 when West Germany and East Germany reunited following the end of the Cold War. (Getty Images)
Germany celebrates Unity Day
Barrel organ players from the german town Dortmund play near Brandenburg Gate to celebrate German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) on October 3, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The event marks the day in 1990 when West Germany and East Germany reunited following the end of the Cold War. (Getty Images)
Germany celebrates Unity Day
Visitors ride in a ferris wheel near Brandenburg Gate to celebrate German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) on October 3, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The event marks the day in 1990 when West Germany and East Germany reunited following the end of the Cold War. (Getty Images)
Germany celebrates Unity Day
The sculpture 'The Caller' of the artist Gerhard Marcks is near Brandenburg Gate where visitors celebrate German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) on October 3, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The event marks the day in 1990 when West Germany and East Germany reunited following the end of the Cold War. (Getty Images)