For at least ten minutes, Barack Obama kept the crowd waiting – then he appeared at the Victory Column. Around 200,000 spectators celebrated the speech of the U.S. presidential candidates as a pop music concert.
Obama visits Berlin - Speech at the Siegessäule, by hibiotech
Not a long time ago, Dr. Motte fired up the masses of love addicts at the Love Parade from here. But on Thursday evening, Barack Obama spoke at Berlin’s Victory Column in front of around 200,000 people about his message of political change in the world. Obama’s team had done all the work. By far in the direction of the Brandenburg Gate, tourists celebrated in peaceful festival atmosphere.
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Philipp Lahm scored the winner
…as Germany claimed the first final berth at Euro 2008 after beating Turkey 3-2! A weakened Turkey side had dominated the first half but were only level at the interval after Germany’s Bastian Schweinsteiger had cancelled out Ugur Boral`s opening goal. But Phillip Lahm smashed home the winner!
Second half brings the decision
The second half was a much more even contest and looked to be going to extra time after Germany striker Miroslav Klose and Semih Senturk of Turkey had each scored in the final 11 minutes. But there was still time for Lahm to smash home the winner as three-times European champions – twice as West Germany in 1972 and 1980 – reached the final, where they will meet the Spanish “seleccion”.Turkey, playing in their first Euro semi-final, had captured the imaginations of the neutral after staging remarkable comeback victories in their previous three matches.
The Final – Party in Berlin
Anyway, a big celebration will be held on sunday the 29th with more than 5000.000 people expected to celebrate this event at the Berlin Fanmeile close to Brandenburger Tor! So be part of it!
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