Berlin celebrates demise of Wall

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Mon, Nov 9th, 2009 18:55 by capnasty NEWS

Communist East Germany erected the 155-km (96-mile) concrete wall in 1961 to encircle West Berlin and prevent citizens from fleeing into the capitalist enclave. More than 100 people are believed to have been killed at the Wall while trying to escape. Today, celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall are under way.

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