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Berlin Wall 25 years on: 8,000 symbolic balloons divide city again

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Berlin Wall: 8,000 balloons put in place by artist Christopher Bauder (Picture: WSJ/YouTube)

To mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall tomorrow, artist Christopher Bauder has been commissioned to recreate it using 8,000 helium balloons.

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The 10km installation will form a symbolic memorial of the wall that divided the East and West of the German capital between 1961 and 1989.

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"Lichtgrenze" (Light Border) follows the path of the original wall and will be in place until tomorrow evening.

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At 7pm on Sunday, volunteers will attach personal messages to the biodegradable balloons and release them into the night sky.


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