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Germany remembers rise of the Berlin Wall 56 years on

Deutsche Welle Sunday, 13 August 2017 ()
Politicians gathered in Germany's capital, Berlin, to remember the initial laying of the foundations of the Berlin Wall. On this day 56 years ago, East Germany's communist regime started dividing Berlin in two.
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