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East Berlin. 1974. A wall with torn posters of Ernst Thaelmann and an East German flag behind broken glass in the Prenzlauer Berg district. © Thomas Hoepker / Magnum Photos

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42 Inspiring Pictures From The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

Though full reunification was still years away, the contact between the two sides was instant and deeper than it had been in decades. A West Berliner here prepares to hand over a West German flag to East German policemen near the Brandenburg Gate.

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Passersby look back at three teenagers draped in East German flags in East Berlin during the first election day since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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