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Germany: Berlin Revisited by Robert Wallis (79 images)

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Berlin has stood at the vortex of world history several times in the past century, from the rise and fall of Nazism to the post-war division of Europe into East and West, to the end of the Cold War and the collapse of Communism.

November 9, 1989 would become one of the most important dates in the city's history almost by accident. Following weeks of demonstrations in East Berlin, Leipzig and other cities, the East German politburo issued a decree on that date that East Berliners...
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