For our Geo Quiz, we were looking for a city in Hungary that held a special picnic 20 years ago today, one that helped tear a hole in the Iron Curtain. The answer is Sopran . The World's Carol Hills tells the story.
Before the Berlin Wall fell in November 1989, Hungary tore down its barbed wire. Hungary's prime minister didn't ask permission in Moscow. He just told Soviet President Gorbachev it was a done deal.The World's Laura Lynch went back to Western Hungary.
In music and in videos, in addition to on the streets, Hungarians are registering their outrage as their conservative government tightens regulations and pulls back on some of the freedoms that mark a democracy.
As the Hungarian government races to install and reinforce more than 100 miles of new barbed wire fencing along the EU's southern border, each day thousands of migrants continue to pour across the frontier into the European Union.
For some living in what was once the Eastern Bloc, the last twenty years have brought freedom but also hardship especially for the youngest generation who have grown up without Communism. Laura Lynch has the story.