Fall of Berlin Wall
East German police patrol the Berlin Wall near the Brandenberger Tor (Brandenburg Gate). on Nov. 20, 1989. After the first few days of the border being open, the East Germans routinely patrolled the west side of the Berlin Wall, which actually sat inside of East Berlin, to keep people from damaging it. The borders between East and West Germany had been opened Nov. 9, 1989 for the first time in nearly 40 years.
©Scott A. Miller