++PLEASE NOTE THIS EDIT ADDS SOUNDBITE FROM CHANCELLOR MERKEL TO PREVIOUS EDIT, GERMANY ANNIVERSARY 3++
BERLINER MODEL POOL
Berlin - 9 November 2014
1. Top shot, people outside new exhibition centre to open as part of celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the night the Berlin Wall fell
2. Zoom in, inside new exhibition centre, people taking their seats, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel (on right)
3. Merkel seated for ceremony to open new exhibition centre
4. Musician playing violin, AUDIO: Music
5. Various of Merkel and officials watching musician play violin
6. Musician finishing playing violin
7. Merkel and audience applauding, Axel Klausmeier, Director of Berlin's main Wall memorial, getting up
8. Klausmeier going to stage and preparing to speak
9. Mid of Klausmeier speaking during ceremony
10. Mid of Merkel listening
11. Audience listening to speech
12. Audience applauding, officials seating and Merkel getting up to speak
13. Merkel going to stage to start her speech
14. SOUNDBITE: (German) Angela Merkel, Germany's Chancellor: ++ PARTLY OVERLAID WITH CUTAWAY OF AUDIENCE ++
"We, Germans, will never forget that the movement for freedom and democracy in mid and eastern European states prepared the way for the happiest moment of our recent history. The fall of the Wall showed us that dreams can become reality. Nothing has to stay as it is, no matter how high the barricades are. We want to share this experience with our partners throughout the world. Thank you." ++ ZOOM OUT AND AUDIENCE APPLAUDING ++
15. Merkel walking outside after ceremony at exhibition centre
16. Merkel greeting children lined up at section of former Wall
17. Wide of children lined up and Merkel greeting them
18. Merkel greeting children lined up at section of former Wall
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday that the fall of the Berlin Wall that used to divide the German capital "showed us that dreams can become reality."
Speaking at the opening ceremony of a new exhibition centre as part of celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the night the Berlin Wall fell, Merkel said Germans "will never forget that the movement for freedom and democracy in mid and eastern European states prepared the way for the happiest moment of our recent history."
Merkel led celebrations on Sunday, calling the fall of the Berlin Wall an example of the human yearning for freedom, and honouring those who helped bring down the barrier that for 28 years divided the city and symbolised the Cold War.
Earlier on Sunday, Merkel, who grew up in East Germany, placed a rose at one of the few remaining sections of the Wall and participated in a church service to commemorate those who died trying to escape to the West.
On the night of November 9, 1989, thousands of East Berliners streamed through the once-closed border crossings, after communist authorities caved in to mounting pressure and relaxed travel restrictions that had for decades prevented their citizens from going to the West.
The fall of the Wall was the climax of weeks of popular protests, spurred by changes that had already taken place elsewhere in Eastern Europe.
Merkel honoured the many who suffered under the communist regime, including the 138 people who died at the Wall.
After the ceremony at the exhibition centre, Merkel greeted children who were lined up at a remaining section of the Wall.