BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 27: An open, double-decker bus stops to pick up tourists on Kurfuerstendamm avenue on April 27, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Kurfuerstendamm, known locally as Ku'damm and which is... more 
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 27: An open, double-decker bus stops to pick up tourists on Kurfuerstendamm avenue on April 27, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Kurfuerstendamm, known locally as Ku'damm and which is the shopping and cultural heart of west Berlin, is turning 125 years old this year. City authorities are planning a series of events and exhibitions to mark the annivrsary starting in May. The the avenue has existed as a thoroughfare since the 17th century, though its pavement was first completed in 1886. During World War II many of the buildings along its route were destroyed by Allied bombing, resulting in an architectural mix today that blends pre-war and post-war, especially 1960s and 1970s, architecture. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) less 
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