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Then and Now: Berlin Wall in Spokane

In 1962, organizers placed a symbolic Berlin Wall in downtown Spokane to direct local attention to the Soviet Union's blockade during the Cold War. 

Escape tunnel underneath Berlin Wall opens to public

An escape tunnel underneath the Berlin Wall opened to the public on Thursday for the first time amid celebrations of the 30-year anniversary of the opening of communist East Germany’s border.

Messages of peace mark 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall

Workers have hoisted a rainbow-colored net of 100,000 streamers – many with messages of love and peace – in front of Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate as part of next week’s commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Germany marks 25 years since Berlin Wall’s fall

BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Sunday celebrates the 25th anniversary of the night the Berlin Wall fell, a pivotal moment in the collapse of communism and the start of the country's emergence as the major power at the heart of Europe. A 15-kilometer (nine-mile) chain of lighted balloons along the former border will be released into the air early Sunday evening — around the time on Nov. 9, 1989 when a garbled announcement by a senior communist official set off the chain of events that brought down the Cold War's most potent symbol.

In Berlin, 20 years of unity

BERLIN – Ulrich Sauff and his wife stared at the mammoth domino pieces marking the path where the Berlin Wall once stood and reminisced about life in the barrier’s shadow. “It was like a prison,” said Sauff, 73, who lived on the Western side of the wall. “For us ‘Wessis,’ the few kilometers from our old home to our new home (in the East) was unthinkable.”

Today in Photos

Today's photo slide show features photos from a Pit Bull rescue operation manned by parolees from the California prison system. Other images include a baby parade, the anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall, and a sand sculpture depicting a person wearing a mask to keep from contacting swine flu.