Sunday, Nov. 9 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. For more than 28 years, the barrier completely cut off West Berlin from East Berlin, until it was opened in 1989.

The fall of the Berlin Wall

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na-berlinwall 11/11/89 West Berlin, West Germany Post Photos by Richard A. Lipski East German Border Guard looks to the West through an opening in the concrete Berlin Wall. The next day 11/12, East Germans physically dismantled the Berlin Wall at Potsdamer Platz allowing the East and West Germans to travel freely between the two Berlins. StaffPhoto imported to Merlin on Tue Oct 27 18:14:12 2009 (Richard A. Lipski/The Washington Post)

The fall of the Berlin Wall

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na-berlinwall 11/11/89 West Berlin, West Germany Post Photos by Richard A. Lipski East German Border Guard looks to the West through an opening in the concrete Berlin Wall. The next day 11/12, East Germans physically dismantled the Berlin Wall at Potsdamer Platz allowing the East and West Germans to travel freely between the two Berlins. StaffPhoto imported to Merlin on Tue Oct 27 18:14:12 2009 (Richard A. Lipski/The Washington Post)
Former Post foreign correspondents Robert McCartney and Marc Fisher look back at the fall of the Berlin Wall in this video produced for the 25th anniversary. (Davin Coburn and Gillian Brockell/The Washington Post)