Tuesday, November 9, 1999 Published at 22:15 GMT
In pictures: The Berlin party
Fireworks, Bach and rock music marked the end of celebrations.
Berlin's symbol provided a spectacular backdrop.
A cold, wet night did not deter the crowds.
Young Berliners celebrate the anniversary in traditional style.
A young man waves a German flag.
Leaders in power at the time the Wall came down are reunited, among them ex-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
Wreaths were laid at a ceremony earlier in the day to remember those who were shot trying to escape from East Berlin.
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