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Opening of the Berlin Wall
Berlin, evening of 9 November 1989:
the GDR opens borders to the West.
“Opening of the Berlin Wall” (central panel).
Painting, 1998, by Matthias Koeppel
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The story of the Berlin Wall through akg-images' collections
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