11/9/89 - FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL. It was constructed in August 1961 to cut off West Berlin from East Germany and East Berlin. In 1989, political changes occurred in the Eastern Bloc and the East German government announced all citizens could visit the West side.
The World Press Photo of the Year- Bibi Aisha, 18, was disfigured as retribution for fleeing her husband’s house in Oruzgan province, in the center of Afghanistan. At the age of 12, Aisha and her younger sister had been given to the family of a Taliban fighter under a Pashtun tribal custom for settling disputes.