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How the Berlin Wall Ended Up Criss-Crossing the Globe

A segment of the Berlin Wall, which was painted by French-born, Berlin-based artist Thierry Noir, is pictured at The Wende Museum and Archive of the Cold War in Culver City, California September 18, 2014. On November 9, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To mark the event Reuters Photographers around the world captured images of segments of the wall, which are kept as monuments in many countries from Taiwan to South Africa and Costa Rica. The Berlin Wall, which divided West Berlin from the communist East after it was built in 1961, was the most potent symbol of the Cold War. At least 136 people were killed or died at the Wall, most of them while trying to escape. On November 9, 1989, following huge protests in East Berlin the wall was breached and thousands of people poured into West Berlin. Picture taken September 18, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 22 OF 32 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY 'THE BERLIN WALL AROUND THE WORLD' SEARCH '25 BERLIN' FOR ALL IMAGES Mario Anzuoni / X90045
A piece of the Berlin Wall is seen at a garden inside San Martin palace, headquarters of Argentina's Foreign Ministry in Buenos Aires September 12, 2014. On November 9, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To mark the event Reuters Photographers around the world captured images of segments of the wall, which are kept as monuments in many countries from Taiwan to South Africa and Costa Rica. The Berlin Wall, which divided West Berlin from the communist East after it was built in 1961, was the most potent symbol of the Cold War. At least 136 people were killed or died at the Wall, most of them while trying to escape. On November 9, 1989, following huge protests in East Berlin the wall was breached and thousands of people poured into West Berlin. Picture taken September 12, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (ARGENTINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 27 OF 32 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY 'THE BERLIN WALL AROUND THE WORLD' SEARCH '25 BERLIN' FOR ALL IMAGES Marcos Brindicci / X90087
A piece of the Berlin Wall is seen in a park in central Moscow October 8, 2014. On November 9, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To mark the event Reuters Photographers around the world captured images of segments of the wall, which are kept as monuments in many countries from Taiwan to South Africa and Costa Rica. The Berlin Wall, which divided West Berlin from the communist East after it was built in 1961, was the most potent symbol of the Cold War. At least 136 people were killed or died at the Wall, most of them while trying to escape. On November 9, 1989, following huge protests in East Berlin the wall was breached and thousands of people poured into West Berlin. Picture taken October 8, 2014. Picture was taken using light painting and a long exposure. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 12 OF 32 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY 'THE BERLIN WALL AROUND THE WORLD' SEARCH '25 BERLIN' FOR ALL IMAGES Maxim Shemetov / X90156
Ten segments of the Berlin Wall, which constitute the longest stretch outside of Berlin, are seen on display in Los Angeles, California September 18, 2014. On November 9, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To mark the event Reuters Photographers around the world captured images of segments of the wall, which are kept as monuments in many countries from Taiwan to South Africa and Costa Rica. The Berlin Wall, which divided West Berlin from the communist East after it was built in 1961, was the most potent symbol of the Cold War. At least 136 people were killed or died at the Wall, most of them while trying to escape. On November 9, 1989, following huge protests in East Berlin the wall was breached and thousands of people poured into West Berlin. Picture taken September 18, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY CONFLICT) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 04 OF 32 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY 'THE BERLIN WALL AROUND WORLD' SEARCH '25 BERLIN' FOR ALL IMAGES Mario Anzuoni / X90045
A child sweeps in front of four pieces of the Berlin Wall at Teguh Ostenrik's workshop in Pondok Petir village in Depok, Indonesia's West Java province October 22, 2014. Indonesia sculptor Teguh Ostenrik bought four original sections of the Berlin wall to Indonesia in 1990. On November 9, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To mark the event Reuters Photographers around the world captured images of segments of the wall, which are kept as monuments in many countries from Taiwan to South Africa and Costa Rica. The Berlin Wall, which divided West Berlin from the communist East after it was built in 1961, was the most potent symbol of the Cold War. At least 136 people were killed or died at the Wall, most of them while trying to escape. On November 9, 1989, following huge protests in East Berlin the wall was breached and thousands of people poured into West Berlin. Picture taken October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 29 OF 32 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY 'THE BERLIN WALL AROUND THE WORLD' SEARCH '25 BERLIN' FOR ALL IMAGES Beawiharta / X01068
Men sit on a bench next to a section of the Berlin Wall outside the Imperial War Museum in London September 18, 2014. This section came from near the Brandenburg Gate and shows a graffiti by artist Indiano. On November 9, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To mark the event Reuters Photographers around the world captured images of segments of the wall, which are kept as monuments in many countries from Taiwan to South Africa and Costa Rica. The Berlin Wall, which divided West Berlin from the communist East after it was built in 1961, was the most potent symbol of the Cold War. At least 136 people were killed or died at the Wall, most of them while trying to escape. On November 9, 1989, following protests in East Berlin the wall was breached and thousands of people poured into West Berlin. Picture taken September 18, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 01 OF 32 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY 'THE BERLIN WALL AROUND THE WORLD' SEARCH '25 BERLIN' FOR ALL IMAGES Stefan Wermuth / X90073
A visitor looks at a section of the Berlin Wall painted with a mural of Olympic champion Usain Bolt, at the Jamaica Military Museum and Library at Up Park Camp, headquarters of the Jamaica Defense Force in Kingston, September 13, 2014. The 12-foot section of the wall was given to Bolt in 2009 by the city of Berlin after the runner broke world records in the 100 and 200 meter finals of the World Athletics Championships in that city. On November 9, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To mark the event Reuters Photographers around the world captured images of segments of the wall, which are kept as monuments in many countries from Taiwan to South Africa and Costa Rica. The Berlin Wall, which divided West Berlin from the communist East after it was built in 1961, was the most potent symbol of the Cold War. At least 136 people were killed or died at the Wall, most of them while trying to escape. On November 9, 1989, following huge protests in East Berlin the wall was breached and thousands of people poured into West Berlin. Picture taken September 13, 2014. REUTERS/Gilbert Bellamy (JAMAICA - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY SPORT ATHLETICS) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 06 OF 32 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY 'THE BERLIN WALL AROUND THE WORLD' SEARCH '25 BERLIN' FOR ALL IMAGES Gilbert Bellamy / X02971
A piece of the Berlin Wall, which has been on display at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum since 1990, is seen in Simi Valley, California, September 16, 2014. On November 9, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To mark the event Reuters Photographers around the world captured images of segments of the wall, which are kept as monuments in many countries from Taiwan to South Africa and Costa Rica. The Berlin Wall, which divided West Berlin from the communist East after it was built in 1961, was the most potent symbol of the Cold War. At least 136 people were killed or died at the Wall, most of them while trying to escape. On November 9, 1989, following huge protests in East Berlin the wall was breached and thousands of people poured into West Berlin. Picture taken September 16, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY CONFLICT) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 10 OF 32 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY 'THE BERLIN WALL AROUND THE WORLD' SEARCH '25 BERLIN' FOR ALL IMAGES Lucy Nicholson / X90050
A woman takes a photograph of her husband in front of part of the Berlin Wall at Berlin square in Seoul October 17, 2014. On November 9, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To mark the event Reuters Photographers around the world captured images of segments of the wall, which are kept as monuments in many countries from Taiwan to South Africa and Costa Rica. The Berlin Wall, which divided West Berlin from the communist East after it was built in 1961, was the most potent symbol of the Cold War. At least 136 people were killed or died at the Wall, most of them while trying to escape. On November 9, 1989, following huge protests in East Berlin the wall was breached and thousands of people poured into West Berlin. Picture taken on October 17, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 31 OF 32 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY 'THE BERLIN WALL AROUND THE WORLD' SEARCH '25 BERLIN' FOR ALL IMAGES Kim Hong-ji / X02955
A man walks near a piece of the Berlin Wall in La Defense business district in Courbevoie October 16, 2014. The municipality of Courbevoie bought the piece of wall for 300.000 Deutsche Marks in 1990. The segment shows a painting of Kiddy Citny. On November 9, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To mark the event Reuters Photographers around the world captured images of segments of the wall, which are kept as monuments in many countries from Taiwan to South Africa and Costa Rica. The Berlin Wall, which divided West Berlin from the communist East after it was built in 1961, was the most potent symbol of the Cold War. At least 136 people were killed or died at the Wall, most of them while trying to escape. On November 9, 1989, following huge protests in East Berlin, the wall was breached and thousands of people poured into West Berlin. Picture taken October 16, 2014. REUTERS/Charles Platiau (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 15 OF 32 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY 'THE BERLIN WALL AROUND THE WORLD' SEARCH '25 BERLIN' FOR ALL IMAGES Charles Platiau / X00217
A piece of the Berlin Wall is seen in the artists' village of Ein Hod near Haifa in Israel October 17, 2014. On November 9, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To mark the event Reuters Photographers around the world captured images of segments of the wall, which are kept as monuments in many countries from Taiwan to South Africa and Costa Rica. The Berlin Wall, which divided West Berlin from the communist East after it was built in 1961, was the most potent symbol of the Cold War. At least 136 people were killed or died at the Wall, most of them while trying to escape. On November 9, 1989, following huge protests in East Berlin the wall was breached and thousands of people poured into West Berlin. Picture taken October 17, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (ISRAEL - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 05 OF 32 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY 'THE BERLIN WALL AROUND THE WORLD' SEARCH '25 BERLIN' FOR ALL IMAGES Baz Ratner / X02483
Segments of the Berlin Wall, which are for sale, are seen at a storage yard in Teltow, south of Berlin October 29, 2014. On November 9, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To mark the event Reuters Photographers around the world captured images of segments of the wall, which are kept as monuments in many countries from Taiwan to South Africa and Costa Rica. The Berlin Wall, which divided West Berlin from the communist East after it was built in 1961, was the most potent symbol of the Cold War. At least 136 people were killed or died at the Wall, most of them while trying to escape. On November 9, 1989, following huge protests in East Berlin the wall was breeched and thousands of people poured into West Berlin. Picture taken October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT) ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE 09 OF 32 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY 'THE BERLIN WALL AROUND THE WORLD' SEARCH '25 BERLIN' FOR ALL IMAGES Fabrizio Bensch / X90145