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[Berlin, November 5. Image via Getty]

A woman walks past a billboard featuring portraits of people and their recollections of the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, at Berlin's KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens) department store, rebaptised KaDeBe (Kaufhaus der Berliner, meaning Department store of Berliners instead of the usual Department store of the West) for the occasion, on November 5, 2009. Berlin has caught wall fever ahead of celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall on November 9. Sign in window reads: 'Where were you on the 9th of November 1989?' AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)