The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall

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Bricks in the Wall
As tensions grew between the Soviet bloc and the western allies, passage between the zones shrank to a trickle. In 1961, the split was formalized with the construction of a wall. These East German troops and workers are increasing the height of the barrier between east and west Berlin.

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