Photo Gallery: The Road to Reunification 09/29/2010
 By autumn of 1989, it was clear that the communist bloc was in trouble. Still,...
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By autumn of 1989, it was clear that the communist bloc was in trouble. Still, few were prepared for the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9. Fewer still were prepared for the rapid diplomatic process which ensued, a negotiating game which ended in the reunification of Germany less than a year later. Here, East Germans crossing the border on the evening of Nov. 9, 1989.