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A look at the German city the way it is now and the way it look in 1989 before the Wall came down

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Combination photo showing (L-R) West Berlin citizens welcoming East Germans who passed the Berlin Wall border checkpoint Invalidenstrasse after the opening of the East German border was announced in Berlin, November 9, 1989, and a general view of Invalidenstrasse July 21, 2009.

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Combination photo (L-R) showing tourists posing in front of the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg gate in Berlin, June 6, 1989 and a general view of the Brandenburg gate in Berlin, July 14, 2009.

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Combination photo showing (L-R) East German border soldiers standing at the borderline at Zimmerstrasse/Charlottenstrasse at the Berlin Wall near the Allied checkpoint Charlie in Berlin March 10, 1990, and a general view of the corner of Zimmerstrasse and Charlottenstrasse near the former Allied checkpoint Charlie in Berlin July 14, 2009.

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A combination photo shows (L-R) West Berliners welcoming East Berlin citizens who have crossed the border at the Allied checkpoint Charlie near the Berlin Wall after the opening of the East German border was announced in Berlin, November 9, 1989, and a general view of the former Allied Checkpoint Charlie at the former Berlin Wall, July 26, 2009.

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Combination photo showing (L-R) West Berlin citizens welcoming East Germans who passed the Berlin Wall border checkpoint Invalidenstrasse after the opening of the East German border was announced in Berlin, November 9, 1989, and a general view of Invalidenstrasse July 21, 2009.

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Combo shows two pictures shows the Glienicke bridge (Glienicker Bruecke), which links Berlin to the city of Potsdam in the state of Brandenburg in Potsdam taken on November 11, 1989 with a jogger running past a Trabant car, and the same view (bottom) taken twenty years later on November 6, 2009 with. The bridge was often used as a place where spies were "exchanged" between west Berlin and east Germany. Germany will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall on November 9, 2009.

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Combo shows two pictures of the German Reichstag building (back L) one with the Berlin Wall (top) taken on November 10, 1989, and the same view (bottom) taken twenty years later on October 20, 2009 without the wall. Germany will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall on November 9, 2009.

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Combo shows two pictures taken from Berlin's Bernauer Strasse one with the Berlin Wall (top) separating the streeet taken in June 1968, and the same view (bottom) taken on October 20, 2009 without the wall. Germany will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall on November 9, 2009.

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