21 stunning photos from the night the Berlin Wall came tumbling down 30 years ago

East German citizens climb the Berlin wall at the Brandenburg Gate as they celebrate the opening of the East German border, November 10, 1989. REUTERS/File

  • The Berlin Wall came tumbling down on November 9, 1989, reuniting East and West Germany, and foreshadowing the fall of the Soviet Union.
  • It stood for 28 years to separate the two sides of Berlin and the two sides of Germany.
  • The night it fell — by accident — people stormed from East to West Berlin, and photos from that night show gleeful reunions and celebrations.
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The Berlin Wall was built in 1961 to divide East and West Berlin. Constructed by the eastern, Soviet-ruled portion of the city, the wall was meant to keep Western “fascists” from read more >>>

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