Germany celebrated 20 years of unity

The facade of Reichstag was used as a screen for historical footage.

Germans spent this weekend celebrating their unified country. Along the road there has been many controversies, disappointments and even failures. The fact remains, however, that the historic unification 1990 has been largely a great success considering the enormity of the task. In a spectacular final for the celebrations, the political elite and lots of commoners gathered to the lawn in front of the Reichstag to listen to a concert and a couple of speeches. Former chancellor Helmut Kohl was visibly moved as the guest of honour. More images…

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