|Kat De Guzman |||Nov 10, 2014 08:56 PM EST|
Google's "Google Doodle" marked the 25th anniversary of fall of the Berlin Wall with a one-minute video showing places all over the world where parts of the infamous wall can now be found.
The wall fell on November 9, 1989, an event that signaled the ultimate fall of communism in Europe. The fall of the wall also paved the way for the reunification of Germany.
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The wall served as a barrier between East Berlin, which was under communism, and West Berlin, which was under a democratic government.
The video first showed a 10-mile portion of the wall being torn down by Germans. It also showed videos of how happy the Germans were the moment Germans from East and West met amid the ruins of the wall.
The places where parts of the wall are now located include London, Seoul, Cape Town, Madrid, the Island of Langeland, Moscow, Buenos Aires, Budapest, Ein Hod, Mountain View, Strasbourg, Kiev, Sofia, Washington DC, Brussels and New York.
According to a blog post by Google, the "graffitied" chunks of concrete was once a literal division but has since been transformed into a symbol of unity. Google said parts of the wall are a reminder of the triumph of the collective human spirit.
Google worked with Veed.me to gather the video footage they used in the Google Doodle video. Organizations such as the German Federal Archives also helped them in making the tribute possible.
The song used in the Google Doodle was composed by German-born Nils Frahm, who also spoke of how the video came to be. He said he was only seven years old when the Berlin Wall fell.
He said, "It is time to celebrate 25 years of unity."
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