Berlin Wall demolished for condos

Associated Press
Police officers guard a construction site and sections of the East Side Gallery, while parts of the former Berlin Wall are removed in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday March 27, 2013. Work crews backed by about 250 police have removed portions of the Berlin Wall known as the East Side Gallery to make way for an upscale building project, despite demands by protesters that the site be preserved.  Plans to remove part of the 1.3-kilometer (3/4-mile) stretch of wall sparked protests that developers were sacrificing history for profit. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

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Parts of the East Side Gallery, the longest remaining section of the historic Berlin Wall, were cleared March 27 for luxury apartments. The decision sparked outcry from residents and even celebrity David Hasselhoff, who lent his star power to protests against the move.

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