Berlin, Germany is the location of the largest crowd of Barack Obama's campaign, as the Democratic presidential candidate spoke to an estimated 200,000 people and summoned Europeans and Americans together to "defeat terror and dry up the well of extremism that supports it" as they conquered communism a generation ago.
Speaking not far from where the Berlin Wall once divided the historic city, the Illinois senator said , "The walls between old allies on either side of the Atlantic cannot stand. "The walls between the countries with the most and those with the least cannot stand. The walls between races and tribes, natives and immigrants, Christian and Muslim and Jew cannot stand."
Obama drew loud applause as he strode across a large podium erected at the base of the Victory Column in Tiergarten Park in the heart of Berlin. He referred repeatedly to the Berlin airlift, launched by the Allies 60 years ago when the Russians hoped to isolate the Western sector of the city, and drew loud applause by asking our European allies to fight against terrorism, radicalism, nuclear proliferation and global warming. "The burdens of global citizenship continue to bind us together. A change of leadership in Washington will not lift this burden."
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