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Tuesday, November 9, 1999 Published at 22:15 GMT

World: Europe

In pictures: The Berlin party

About 30,000 Berliners gathered in front of the Brandenburg Gate to mark the 10th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall. There were celebrations, but people also remembered those who perished.

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Fireworks, Bach and rock music marked the end of celebrations.

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Berlin's symbol provided a spectacular backdrop.

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A cold, wet night did not deter the crowds.

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Young Berliners celebrate the anniversary in traditional style.

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A young man waves a German flag.

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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.

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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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