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As Germany celebrates Berlin Wall's demise, harsh realities lurk
As Germany celebrates Berlin Wall's demise, harsh realities lurk

To mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this weekend, 8,000 stationary lighted balloons snake their way through nearly 10 miles of the city, tracing the path of the hated Cold War divide. The softly glowing orbs, which will be released into the night sky Sunday amid the celebration of the wall's demise, wend through traffic-packed boulevards and charming side streets, past upscale apartments and elegant boutiques. The Lichtgrenze public art project — one of the largest in Berlin's history — illuminates all that was blocked and broken by the notorious concrete barrier, often now forgotten in this city's march toward a 21st century identity. ...

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