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    A woman places a rose in the former Berlin wall after a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989 at the wall memorial Bernauer Strasse in Berlin, Germany, on 9 November 2009

    Germany Celebrates 30 Years Since Fall of Berlin Wall – Video

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    The German Foreign Ministry has sent invitations to the foreign ministers of all the EU member states, and 20 of them will take part in the celebrations, scheduled for Saturday.

    The Berlin Wall, which had separated the eastern and western parts of the city since 1961, was demolished in 1989.

    The Berlin Wall, which stretched 155 kilometres (96.3 miles) and surrounded West Berlin (which was occupied by the US, UK and France) was built by the German Democratic Republic to curtail emigration. 

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