The /United Buddy Bears/ were a German exhibit originating in Berlin but later travelling internationally.
The exhibit started, much like the CowParade of Zurich and Chicago, as individual bears scattered across Berlin in 2001. In 2002, bears that had been decorated in countries throughout the world represented their respective countries in a circle around the Brandenburg Gate. Since then, the exhibit, as a symbol of world unity, has been shown in major cities of different countries throughout the world.
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