On the night of Nov. 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall came down. East German authorities opened the border between East and West Berlin and the door to the fall of tyranny. The wall went up in the early morning darkness of Aug. 13, 1961, to keep millions of people from fleeing communist East Germany after World War II. It fell as suddenly as it had been built.
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