Matthew Yglesias has a short recap here. The more detailed story is here from Michael Tomasky but be prepared to register (for free) in order to read the entire article.
The Berlin Wall taken by our friends J & R on their recent visit
Remember, this year is the 20th Anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down. Berlin has planned many events and you can find more information in another post I wrote recently.
Update: Here is a really interesting article from the NY Times about the former East German population decreasing. Read it and then watch the video.