An East German border guard offers a flower through a gap in the Berlin Wall on the morning of its fall in 1989. (Photo: Tom Stoddart/Getty Images)

An East German border guard offers a flower through a gap in the Berlin Wall on the morning of its fall in 1989 by Tom Stoddart/Getty Images

Berlin Wall towards the end

A young West German girl smiling at her father as she points to a large hole in the big hole in the Berlin walll Nov.

he eventual millions that would cross from East to West still faced attempts from the East German government to dissuade them. Here East German policemen spray demonstrating Berliners with water on Nov. 11.

42 Inspiring Pictures From The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

he eventual millions that would cross from East to West still faced attempts from the East German government to dissuade them. Here East German policemen spray demonstrating Berliners with water on Nov.

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Border at Checkpoint Charlie (Friedrichstrasse / Zimmerstrasse) Berlin August 1961

Alfred Eisenstaedt. Watchtower manned by East German guards and television tower, photographedfrom West Berlin, September 1979. Berlin Wall is in foreground.

Watchtower manned by East German guards and television tower, photographedfrom West Berlin, September Berlin Wall is in foreground.

A West German police officer, front center, looks at a woman following the activities through the barbed wire fence between the French and Soviet sector in the Schoenholz district in Berlin, Germany, September 25, 1961. A family, left background, is forced to leave their home close to the sector's border and loads their belongings up a van. In the background are three East German soldiers of the border guard.

A West German police officer, front center, looks at a woman following the activities through the barbed wire fence between the French and Soviet sector in the Schoenholz district in Berlin, Germany, September 25, 1961. A family, left background, is forced to leave their home close to the sector's border and loads their belongings up a van. In the background are three East German soldiers of the border guard.

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