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HOMECOMING: Greek Cypriots queue at the border to show their passports

A Stubborn Wall Melts Away
CYPRUS One morning last week, Tina Pantakis, a pensioner from the Greek Cypriot town of Limassol, dressed in her Sunday best and rummaged through old photographs. She was looking for pictures of her ancestral village, Vassilia, which she had not seen in nearly 30 years. She wanted to be sure she recognized it. Pantakis was among more than 10,000 Greek and Turkish Cypriots who last week took advantage of Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash's surprise decision to open the border that has divided the island since 1974. "Now that it is...

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