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See the Berlin Wall's path retraced with lights

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Posted at 6:28 PM, Nov 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-09 10:06:09-05

The Berlin Wall fell on Nov. 9, 1989, almost 25 years ago.

The impact of Germany's nearly 30-year division, though, lives on. To show that, artists have outlined a 10 mile stretch of the border with 8,000 lighted balloons.

The effect is striking. See for yourself:

The original wall was just under 100 miles long. Learn more about the project in this Newsy video:

 

Gavin Stern is a national digital producer for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on twitter at @GavinStern or email him at gavin.stern@scripps.com.