Features Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | November 9, 2014 | 04:18 pm IST  Google on Sunday celebrated the twenty-fifth year of the fall of the Berlin Wall with an interactive video Doodle.  The Berlin Wall was built overnight on 12 August 1961 'to stop people fleeing from East Germany to the West', reports BBC.  The fall of the Berlin wall  took place on November 9, 1989 and 'it marked the end of 30 years of division in Germany and paved the way for the official reunification of Germany in 1990', states The Independent.  The Google Doodle team on its website wrote, 'Seeking inspiration for this doodle we took a short bike ride from our Mountain View, California headquarters to our local public library to study an actual piece of the Berlin Wall.' ( Berlin (Germany): Visitors view a light installation of balloons along the course of former Berlin Wall at a Berlin Wall memorial site in Berlin, Germany, on Nov. 8, 2014. Some 8000 luminous white balloons were set in Berlin from Nov. 7 to 9 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall; Photo credit: Xinhua/Zhang Fan/IANS ) 'This graffitied chunk of concrete, once a literal division, has been transformed into a symbol of unity, a reminder to passersby of the triumph of the collective human spirit. It was moving to see it in person and, appropriately enough, spray-painted on this special slab are the German words “Wir lieben dich” — “we love you”', the team wrote in its note.  Watch the Google Doodle here.

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