Photos: Tearing down the wall

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Washington Post Editor Marc Fisher, who served as The Post's Berlin correspondent in 1989, remembers the jubilation on the streets and reflects on the lasting legacy of the fall of the wall.
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Photos: Anniversary celebrations

Split on the past

In unified Germany, many residents in the east reveal nostalgia for the communist regime.


How it fell

One of the most momentous events of the past century was, in fact, an accident.

The Wall comes down

Twenty years ago, East Germany opened the checkpoints along its border with West Germany, including in Berlin. Huge crowds flooded through and began pulling down the wall that divided the city, signaling the decline of communism around the world.

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