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Checkpoint Charlie is the most famous border crossing from divided Berlin. The crossing was one of three Allied checkpoints where officials could pass between East and West Berlin. Today, it's a popular tourist attraction with a deep history.

"We were spied on, our phones were tapped, we were watched by the Stasi..." Hubert and Susanne Kuhn were among the thousands who fled East Germany in the summer of 1989, before the fall of the Berlin Wall

“I didn’t want to be a part of this new world.” 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the extraordinary true story of a man who dug a tunnel into the East, under the feet of border guards. Tunnel 29 - The Escape.

Stasi officer Timmi Allen was fast asleep when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, while East Germany's designated prime minister, Hans Modrow, was equally oblivious at a Communist Party meeting. Many were celebrating, but these men were assailed by doubt and uncertainty...

“I didn’t want to be a part of this new world.” 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the extraordinary true story of a man who dug a tunnel into the East, under the feet of border guards. Tunnel 29 - The Escape.

How the attitudes of West and East Germans compare, 30 years after fall of Berlin Wall

“I didn’t want to be a part of this new world.” Joachim is on holiday in East Germany when he hears Berlin is to be divided. The wall is built and the escapes begin. Joachim has to decide whether he'll be among them.

NEW: Nearly three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, our new survey explores how the attitudes of West and East Germans compare on issues ranging from the EU to religion.

“In a way, the arrival of the Wall was a paradoxical triumph of East German and Russian ingenuity and a Western intelligence failure”. William Boyd on the history of the Berlin Wall.

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“In a way, the arrival of the Wall was a paradoxical triumph of East German and Russian ingenuity and a Western intelligence failure”: William Boyd on the history of the Berlin Wall.

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Berlin at night. Amazingly, I think the light bulbs still show the East/West division from orbit.

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While the Berlin Wall is long gone, you can still distinguish between East and West Berlin from space. The East still uses sodium vapor lamps, while the West is illuminated with fluorescent lights. (Photo: /.)

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An East German border guard offers a flower through a gap in the Berlin Wall on the morning it fell, 1989.

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VIDEO: Germans escaping East Berlin in 80s by swimming across river towards West Berlin as patrol chases them (Credit: Timor64)

East German soldier helping a boy cross the new Berlin Wall, to reunite with his family. 1961.

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With Monday's massacre, Israel has now killed more than 90 Palestinians in the past six weeks for approaching the fence it placed around Gaza, surpassing the total number of East Germans shot and killed for trying to scale the Berlin Wall from 1961 to 1989

East Germans climb Berlin Wall for first time ever without fear of being shot at, tonight 1989:

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IMAGE: Divide between west and east Berlin can be seen from space due to different lightbulbs used on each side

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Residents of West Berlin show children to their grandparents on the East, circa 1961. From the Reagan Library.

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East Berliners going to West Berlin, the saturday after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989

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