In the two decades that have passed since the Berlin Wall came down, the city has enjoyed a construction boom and regained its status as Germany's capital.

Last month, Stars and Stripes photographer Ben Bloker went to Berlin and brought back photos of a city that's looking to the future amid countless reminders of the past.

Here's a look at Berlin today, and also a gallery of Stripes photos from the night in November, 1989, when the Wall came down and the days of celebration that followed.

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