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Tom Reynolds, visiting from Bemidji, Minn., takes pictures of a piece of the Berlin Wall displayed at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jae C. Hong / Associated Press

Preschoolers pass by a slab of the Berlin Wall on display in Battery Park City, New York.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julie Jacobson / Associated Press

A section of the Berlin Wall stands outside the European Parliament in Brussels.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Geert Vanden Wijngaert / Associated Press

Children visit a park where an original section of the Berlin Wall is displayed in Torrejon de Ardoz, Spain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paul White / Associated Press

A segment of the Berlin wall is seen in Paris.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jacques Brinon / Associated Press

A piece of the Berlin wall stands outside the Dada Museum in Ein Hod village, Israel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Balilty / Associated Press

Three sections of the Berlin Wall are displayed in Seoul.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

Julio Fernandez sprays air freshener while mopping a bathroom floor at the Main Street Station casino in Las Vegas. The urinals are attached to a piece of the Berlin Wall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Locher / Associated Press

A piece of the Berlin Wall stands on display outside the Social Sciences building at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Goldman / Associated Press

Original segments of the Berlin Wall are presented in a former gallery in Leipzig, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER ENDIG / EPA

A painting on a segment of the Berlin Wall in a former gallery in Leipzig, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER ENDIG / EPA

A cyclist passes white balloons installed along the site where the Berlin Wall once stood in Berlin, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kay Nietfeld / Associated Press

People at the Berlin Wall celebrate the opening of the border on Nov. 11, 1989.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / EPA

A West Berliner takes a swing at the Berlin Wall on Nov. 12, 1989.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN GAPS III / Associated Press

West Berliners watch East German border guards demolish a section of the wall in order to open a new crossing point on Nov. 11, 1989.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GERARD MALIE / AFP/Getty Images

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The wall that once separated East from West Berlin has largely disappeared from the city. The few sections that remain stand as potent monuments to the ideological divisions of the Cold War.

But 25 years after the Berlin Wall fell, some 120 parts of it can now be found in more than 40 countries, from Britain to South Africa and the United States.

One 8,000-pound piece has been placed outside the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. It was given to Reagan for his “unwavering dedication to humanitarianism and freedom over communism,” famously expressed in his 1987 speech in Berlin, in which he called on Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.”

– Associated Press

1 Comment

  1. November 7, 2014, 8:45 pm

    The best that I've seen is across the street from LACMA on Wilshire. And if you're in Orange,CA you can see a section at Chapman Univ.

    By: John Krill

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