BERLIN, GERMANY - AUGUST 05: A visitor standing on a ladder looks over a still-existing section of the Berlin Wall into the so-called 'death strip,' where East German border guards had the order to ... more 
BERLIN, GERMANY - AUGUST 05: A visitor standing on a ladder looks over a still-existing section of the Berlin Wall into the so-called 'death strip,' where East German border guards had the order to shoot anyone attempting to flee into West Berlin, as an original watchtower stands behind at the Bernauer Strasse memorial on August 5, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. The city of Berlin will mark the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Wall on August 13. The Berlin Wall was originally built in 1961 by the communist authorities of East Germany in order to stop East Germans from fleeing west, and up to an estimated 245 people died trying to do so until the Wall came down in 1989. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) less 
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