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Ceremonies mark 55th anniversary of Berlin Wall construction

A woman walks along the 'East-Side-Gallery' wall memorial in front of a painting reading " There are a lot of walls to be deconstructed" in Berlin on August 12, 2016. The construction of the wall, called "Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart" by the government of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), started on August 13, 1961 to cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin. / AFP / TOBIAS SCHWARZ

 

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