Millions were expected in Berlin this weekend for 25th anniversary events marking the Nov. 9, 1989, fall of the Berlin Wall. Commemorations include the 9-mile art installation “Lichtgrenze,” whose 6,800 glowing balloons trace part of the path of the heavily guarded fence that split the city into capitalist West and communist East.
Cement slabs that used to make up the Berlin wall stand in a vacant lot in Teltow outside of Berlin. A construction company purchased parts of the wall and offers the possibility to paint them legally after applying for it. (Photos by John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)
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