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Prince Harry pays tribute to Berlin Wall victims

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Britain's Prince Harry places a wreath during his visit of the Bernauer Strasse Wall Memorial in Berlin, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010. The Prince lay a wreath for those who lost their lives on Berlin’s East-West border. The Bernauer Strasse Wall Memorial consists of a restored section of Berlin’s former East-West border, including the Wall and the area behind it known as the ‘death strip’. (AP Photo/Kai-Uwe Knoth)
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Britain's Prince Harry has paid tribute to the people killed trying to escape communist East Germany across the Berlin Wall.

The 26-year-old prince on Sunday laid a wreath at a memorial in the German capital's Bernauer Strasse — which contains one of the few remaining sections of the barrier.

It was accompanied by a message that read: "For all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in pursuit of freedom. Harry."

Researchers estimate that 136 people were killed while trying to cross the Berlin Wall between its building in 1961 and 1989, when East Germany opened its border.

Harry earlier Sunday visited the Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of Germany's Cold War division and its reunification. He was honored for his charity work at a television gala Saturday night.

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