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    Germany on Saturday celebrates the 30th anniversary of the country's unification - German Unity Day, which is a national holiday.

    A ceremonial act is taking place in Potsdam’s 'Metropolis Hall' to mark the 30th anniversary of the end of the unification process.

    On 3 October 1990, the eastern part of Berlin and five states of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) - Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia - became part of the Federal Republic of Germany. They began to be called the "new" lands.

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