Dissident writer and opposition leader Vaclav Havel addresses the crowd at a rally in Prague celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Universal Declarations of the Human Rights, Dec. 10, 1988. Havel was elected the first president of Czechoslovakia after the fall of the communist regime in 1989.
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A Polish woman flashes the victory sign near the destroyed remains of a replica of the Berlin Wall in central Warsaw as a part of celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, on Nov. 9, 2009.
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Checkpoint Charlie shown in June 1968 (left) and October 2009 (right). During the Cold War, Checkpoint Charlie was the main border crossing between East and West Berlin; today, the historic site is a popular shopping district and tourist attraction.
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Cyclists in Hanover, Germany, pass election posters showing German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) and her Social Democratic challenger, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday.