Yearning for freedom brought down Berlin Wall, says Merkel




 
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November 8th, 2014  
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Topic: Yearning for freedom brought down Berlin Wall, says Merkel


By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday an irrepressible yearning for freedom brought the Berlin Wall tumbling down 25 years ago and called it a "miracle" that the Cold War barrier was breached without a shot being fired. Speaking on the eve of Sunday's celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's collapse, Merkel said Germany would always be grateful for the courage of East Germans who took to the streets to protest the Communist dictatorship. ...




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