Thursday, July 24, 2008

Obama takes Berlin

photo by Callie Shell of Time

Karen Tumulty say's Obama's "soaring" speech was a hit, at least in Berlin.
"The greatest danger of all is to allow new walls to divide us from one another," Obama said to cheers from a crowd that Berlin police estimated at more than 200,000, which had gathered in the city's central park, the Tiergarten, and stretched toward the Brandenburg Gate, about a mile away, where Reagan had spoken. From where the presidential candidate stood, atop a stage onto which he had taken a long walk alone, he could see tens of thousands of people crowded onto the Seventeenth of June Boulevard, named for a 1953 uprising against the East German government.

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