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German teens to recreate Berlin Wall

Germany Berlin Wall Anniversary
A man walks past several of 1,000 dominos in a warehouse in Berlin on Wednesday. These dominos will be placed on the former border near the Brandenburg Gate during the Festival of Freedom on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 2009. Slogans read: 2009, 20 years Berlin Wall Fall. Franka Bruns / AP
/ Source: The Associated Press

German teenagers have created about 1,000 oversized, colorful dominos to rebuild the Berlin Wall 20 years after it collapsed.

Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit said that while people were initially skeptical of the idea of rebuilding the wall with 7.5 foot high plastic foam dominoes, they now think "it's a wonderful way to have people join the action." The Nov. 9 anniversary will also be marked with speeches, concerts and visits by foreign leaders.

Organizer Moritz van Duelmen, director of Kulturprojekte Berlin, said Wednesday the idea was to "make history according to the domino theory."

The dominoes will be placed along the former course of the wall on Nov. 7 and toppled two days later.