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.

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As the world marks 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Robert McCartney and Marc Fisher, two former Post correspondents, look back at history as it unfolded in front of their eyes. (Davin Coburn and Gillian Brockell/The Washington Post)
Berlin demonstrates how it will illuminate the former course of the Berlin Wall from Nov. 7-9 to mark 25 years since it was toppled. (bauderfilm/ Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH /WHITEvoid 2014)