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Of the 56 countries I visited, I lived and worked in 13. I refer to a few of them, those that were for me the strongest expression of dualities, freedom. beauty or imprisonment. During these travels and stays, I observed and talked with many people of different mentalities, education and beliefs. I either approved of, or spewed upon, their political systems. But mostly, I learned to know and recognise the differences, the distinctions and disparities between nations, acknowledging but not entireli accepting the dissimilarities. (extract)

A whole crowd, so compact that it is difficult to count exactly the number of attendees. All these people keep burning candles and chanting in the streets, in and around churches. The crowd moves slowly at times tense and collected. As it advances toward the wall, the voices of these men and women are becoming increasingly strong, lively and energetic. They become angry rumblings. Now they are hostility, hatred. This crowd is ready to explode in all directions; it becomes uncontrollable, and then … “We are free!” Everyone kisses the first coming and hugs each other. Everyone stretches his hand toward the sky with the symbol "V" for victory. Everyone cries and laughs at the same time. The same crowd that was desperate is now hysterical with happiness. The Eastern take the hands of the Western Germans for them to meet on the wall. The Berlin Wall fell on the 9th of November 1989, brought down by Germans of both sides. At Checkpoint Charlie Germans from the East met their family from the West for the first time after 28 years and will disappear only in 1990. (extract from the chapter "Poland")

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Comment by Laurence Northcote on June 17, 2012 at 9:44am
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