It’s Been 25 Years Since The Fall Of The Berlin Wall. These 16 Photos Tell The Story.

November 9 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Cold War barrier that divided East and West Berlin for nearly three decades.

Responding to a question by an Italian journalist at a press conference on Nov. 9, 1989, Guenter Schabowski, the spokesman for East Germany’s Central Committee, announced that East German citizens would be able to travel to the western part of the city. The unintentional comment caused thousands of East Germans to rush to the barricade, demanding to be allowed to cross.

Take a look at the incredible photos below from Nov. 9 and the turbulent days that followed.



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