November 9-10 agenda: Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

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Monday and Tuesday's selection: Anniversary events celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago, a film festival in Egypt and more.

Festival of Freedom and Fall of the Berlin Wall celebrations
November 9
Berlin/ Germany

Taking place exactly 20 years after the Berlin Wall's fall, The "Festival of Freedom" will be the culminating event of the anniversary year's events celebrating the wall's destruction, and will include a symbolic domino effect of a falling wall through polystyrene bricks ending in a fireworks show. Hundreds of thousands are expected to attend, including Nobel Peace Laureates such as Kofi Annan, Muhammad Yunus and Mikhail Gorbachev.

World travel market in London
November 9-12

This business to business event in London that attracted 50,000 tourism professionals in 2008 presents annually a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to UK and international travel professionals.

Cairo International Film Festival
November 10-20
Cairo, Egypt

The event pays tribute to Arab filmmakers, Algerian directors, and African cinema.
The festival screens films from 17 countries and organizes a digital competition. CIFF dedicates the festival to the late Egyptian director Shadi Abdel Salam, of The Mummy, a classic film, which has been restored by the Martin Scorsese Foundation Scorsese who will be present to introduce this classic film.