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  • 1. 1989 Around the World Open-air photo exhibition to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Hungarian Democracy and Republic 1
  • 2. A new course • The Hungarian events of 1989 are well known, and they from personal experiences for many people. Some directly and some indirectly, but we all have been a part of the inland and foreign political events, as this was the year in which Europe and Hungary took a new course, and the unimaginable happened. • On 27 June, the government of the People’s Republic of Hungary tore down the Iron Curtain that separated the country from Western Europe. On 10 September, despite protests from the official leadership of East Germany, the country’s borders were opened to East German citizens yearning for freedom, and allowed them to travel to West Germany. 2
  • 3. The reunification • In 1989, the miracle happened: • The reunification of Europe had begun. • Hungary is proud to have taken the first step towards boundless freedom, and of making the reunification of Germany and the formation of a united Europe possible. • The aim of the open-air photo exhibition „1989 Around the World” is to acquaint viewers with the events of 1989, and to show what was happening in Hungary and in he World at the time of the political transition. 3
  • 4. The exhibition • The exhibition places the process in an international context and shows the year from hundreds of different perspectives through the everyday lives of the people. Via this approach, the differences and similarities between Hungary and the western countries become more visible. • The exhibited photographs were chosen from the archives of the Hungarian News Agency Corp., and from artworks of a professional photo contest. • The exhibition was made possible with the support of the Government of the Republic of Hungary. 4
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