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To mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a group of world leaders from past and present -- including Mikhail Gorbachev, Lech Walesa, Nicolas Sarkozy and Hillary Rodham Clinton -- joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday for a stroll through the Brandenberg Gate, which stood between East and West Berlin.

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As Poland's last communist-era head of state, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski faced off with the country's growing pro-democracy Solidarity movement and drew widespread criticism and outrage for his 1981 crackdown on the organization. Now some former detractors are reconsidering his legacy.

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