German Chancellor Angela Merkel places a rose at the Berlin Wall memorial in Bernauer Strasse
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Berlin Wall: Angela Merkel hails fall as 'dream come true'

The fall of the Berlin Wall has shown the world that dreams can come true and "nothing has to stay as it is", German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.

Speaking 25 years after the event, Mrs Merkel said the message for those in countries where rights were threatened was that things could get better.

Earlier she attended a service for the former East German regime's victims.

The Berlin Wall was built in 1961 to stop people fleeing from communist East Germany to the West.

Dani Sinha reports.

  • 09 Nov 2014
  • From the section Europe
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