1989 - Europe's revolution
1989: Europe's revolution

Page last updated at 18:20 GMT, Monday, 22 March 2010
Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on 9 November 2009
World leaders past and present join tens of thousands of Berliners marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The BBC's Brian Hanrahan relives the night of 9 November 1989 when Berliners ignored the guards and poured through the wall.

It was a baffling year... The end of the Cold War and collapse of communism could not have been predicted, writes Brian Hanrahan.


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Franz Strasser
Franz Strasser returns to his native East Germany to record on video the changes since 1989
Gavin Hewitt on a day when anything seemed possible
Readers tell the BBC where pieces of the Wall are now
How a live news conference led to the fall of the Wall

KEY STORIES

FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
The key events of a year that changed Europe forever
Barriers still divide neighbours around world
I'd do it all again, says Mikhail Gorbachev




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