When TIME sent photographer Anthony Suau to cover the opening of the border between East and West Berlin in 1989, he knew it could be the story of a lifetime
In 1961, the communist government of East Germany erected a wall between the democratic West Berlin and communist East Berlin. For the next 28 years, the wall, which prevented most East Germans from defecting to the West, became a symbol of the Cold War. Photographer Anthony Suau shows us, through his photographs, how in November of 1989, the Berlin Wall fell and Germans began to reunite.
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