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The Berlin Wall is gone, but people can still tag their memories on it online.

The Berlin Twitter Wall, which went online on Tuesday, encourages people to share their memories of the wall’s collapse and hopes for the future on a scrolling wall using Twitter, the social networking site.

By Wednesday, there were more than 100 comments in Spanish, English, German and French. Some said they were too young to remember the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989.

East Germany began construction of the barrier on August 13, 1961 in an attempt to stop the dramatic flight of people to the West.

The online wall is part of events organised by the city of Berlin to help mark the anniversary of the event that paved the way for a reunited Germany and Europe.

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