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Viewfinder: The Berlin Wall Has Been Down for Longer Than It Stood During the Cold War

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Remains of the former border wall stand at the Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauer Strasse on February 5th, 2018, in Berlin, Germany. It has been 10,316 days since the Berlin Wall officially fell, the same number of days that it stood between 1961 and 1989.

Remains of the former border wall stand at the Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauer Strasse on February 5th, 2018, in Berlin, Germany. It has been 10,316 days since the Berlin Wall officially fell, the same number of days that it stood between 1961 and 1989. The Berlin Wall, built by the communist authorities of East Germany, divided capitalist West Berlin from communist East Berlin and came to symbolize the Cold War between the Western Allies, led by the United States, and the Eastern Bloc, led by the Soviet Union.

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