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Third-grade students at Saints Philip & James School, Phillipsburg, pose in front of a fire truck during a recent visit by the Phillipsburg Fire Department. During the visit, students met firefighters and watched a demonstration of how the ladder truck works. photo courtesy of Saints Philip & James School

Some of the young Germans who celebrated the 25th anniversary of dismantling of Berlin Wall sit on the East Side Gallery and watch a circus performance in Berlin Nov. 9. The president of the German bishops' conference praised Catholics who helped bring down the Berlin Wall, but also urged the Church to look ahead to its future mission. -CNS photo/Maja Hitij, EPA