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PHOTO PACKAGE: The Berlin Wall: What's Left 60 Years Later

ATTENTION EDITORS: This gallery is not language edited, photos have original agency captions. It is filed at internal TheHub site in GDB Pangea for your usage, to be copied/adapted to your sites. (14 PHOTOS by EPA-EFE)

A look at the remains of the Berlin Wall 60 years after its construction began.

The barrier between the eastern and western sectors of the German city began going up in 1961. On August 13 of that year, East German troops positioned themselves by the Brandenburg Gate and started sealing off the West-controlled part of Berlin.

The wall, which ran 155 kilometers around West Berlin, meant almost certain death for those who wanted to cross to escape from the east. The fall of the wall on November 9, 1989 marked the beginning of the end of the communist-led regimes from Central Europe to Russia.

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