A boy climbs on a bunk bed in a new temporary shelter for migrants and refugees at a hall on the fair grounds in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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Germany on Saturday celebrated 25 years since its joyful reunification, with its leaders urging the nation to muster the same strength and solidarity to face a record refugee influx.Merkel, who will mark 10 years in power in November, is grappling with the arrival this year of up to one million people fleeing war and hardship.Merkel on Saturday said the migrant crisis represented an epochal test for the European Union.Some countries have resisted Berlin's bid for the mantle of European leadership, however, with Hungary's hardline Prime Minister Viktor Orban even accusing Merkel of "moral imperialism".On October 3, 1990, just under a year after the Berlin Wall was pulled down in a bloodless revolution, the reunification treaty bringing the two halves of the country together came into effect amid jubilant scenes.Sixty-six percent of Germans say reunification was the right decision.Unemployment remains higher in the eastern states than in the west, but the spread has shrunk to nine percent versus six percent.
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