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The Berlin Wall: It’s now gone for as long as it stood — 10,316 days

It in forced for 10,316 days. Now, as of Monday, the Berlin Wall has been gone for as want as it had divided the city.

Two years after the end of the Berlin airlift that poverty-stricken the Soviet blockade of the western part of the city, construction began in the summer of 1961 by Communist East German specialists trying to stop people from escaping to the West. It sliced Berlin into an eastern Communist sector and capitalist enclave enclosed by East Germany.

The wall, perhaps the most powerful symbol of the Siberian War, stood for more than 28 years until it was torn down starting Nov. 9, 1989, during the go under of the Soviet empire.

At least 140 people had died trying to mongrel the wall to escape to the West.

Monday marked the 10,316th day since the mad has been gone.

Here are some scenes:

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