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Click on above photo to view it in large format: As the November 9th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall approaches, educational and memorial displays like this one in Potsdamer Platz are popping up all over Berlin. Located just south of the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag (German Parliament Building), this major city square was virtually destroyed during World War 2 and left in ruins during the Cold War. This particular display sits on the spot where the Berlin Wall once bisected the square. Since reunification, Potsdamer Platz has been the focus of intense redevelopment.

Series of murals on buildings in downtown Pontiac, Illinois, depict life as it was during the heydays of Route 66

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Series of murals on buildings in downtown Pontiac, Illinois, depict life as it was during the heydays of Historic Route 66

Mural on the side of a building in Pontiac, Illinois celebrates the golden age of automobiles, as well as historic U.S. Route 66

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Mural on the side of a building in Pontiac, Illinois celebrates the golden age of automobiles, as well as historic U.S. Route 66

One of more than 20 giant murals in downtown Pontiac, Illinois that celebrate historic U.S. Route 66, which runs through the center of town

Click on above photo to view it in large format: One of more than 20 giant murals in downtown Pontiac, Illinois that celebrate historic U.S. Route 66, which runs through the center of the city

In Pontiac, Illinois, a sculpture of Abraham Lincoln stands in front of the Courthouse where he often practiced

Click on above photo to view it in large format: In Pontiac, a major stop along Route 66 trail in Illinois, Abraham Lincoln sculpture stands in front of the Courthouse where he often practiced law

Courthouse in Pontiac, Illinois, one of the best towns for learning about the history of U.S. Route 66

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Courthouse in Pontiac, Illinois, one of the best towns for learning about the history of U.S. Route 66