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Germany: Politicians of 1989 get together for Berlin Wall anniversary concert01:25

Germany: Politicians of 1989 get together for Berlin Wall anniversary concert

Germany, Berlin
November 9, 2014 at 22:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

Prominent figures involved in the opening of the Berlin Wall attended an event at the Berlin Konzerthaus, Sunday afternoon. Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck were in attendance, and they took a group photo with others before entering the concert hall, where they listened to an orchestral piece followed by a speech from Berlin's Mayor Klaus Wowereit. Mikhail Gorbachev, Lech Walesa and Miklos Nemeth were among those in attendance.

Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of the opening of the wall on November 9, 1989. Wowereit described the wall's opening as "the formative experience of our time."

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Prominent figures involved in the opening of the Berlin Wall attended an event at the Berlin Konzerthaus, Sunday afternoon. Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck were in attendance, and they took a group photo with others before entering the concert hall, where they listened to an orchestral piece followed by a speech from Berlin's Mayor Klaus Wowereit. Mikhail Gorbachev, Lech Walesa and Miklos Nemeth were among those in attendance.

Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of the opening of the wall on November 9, 1989. Wowereit described the wall's opening as "the formative experience of our time."

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