NEWS IN PICTURES: Berlin During The Cold War: Then And Now

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In this composite image a comparison has been made between Berlin in the 1960s (BOTTOM) and Berlin now in 2014. ***TOP IMAGE*** BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 26: In the colour photo above young visitors from Russia pose for a photo with an actor dressed as a U.S. soldier at the former Checkpoint Charlie order crossing between West and East Berlin on February 26, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. In the black and white photo U.S. soldiers peer from behind sandbags at Soviet soldiers at the same location on December 4, 1961. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images) The city of Berlin will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this year. The Wall, built by the communist authorities of East Berlin, divided the city between 1961 and 1989 and became the iconic symbol on the Cold War. East Germany was under communist and Soviet control from its founding as the German Democratic Republic (DDR) in 1949 and ceased to exist following German reunification in 1990. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) ***BOTTOM IMAGE*** GERMANY - DECEMBER 04: On December 4, 1961, At Checkpoint Charlie On Friedrichstrasse In Berlin-West, 4 Months After The Start Of Construction Of The Wall That Separates The City Into Two U.S. Soldiers Sheltered Behind Sandbags And Armed With A Bazooka, Monitor Widening Of The Wall By The Soviets To Reduce The Width Of The Entry Point Into East Berlin. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)



In this composite image a comparison has been made between Berlin in the 1960s (BOTTOM) and Berlin now in 2014. ***TOP IMAGE*** BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 1: In the colour photo above traffic, cyclists and a horse-drawn carriage carrying tourists make their way across the intersection of Friedrichstrasse and Zimmerstrasse at former Checkpoint Charlie on April 1, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. In the black and white photo Soviet tanks (behind) and U.S. tanks confront one another at the same location on October 26, 1961. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images) The city of Berlin will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this year. The Wall, built by the communist authorities of East Berlin, divided the city between 1961 and 1989 and became the iconic symbol on the Cold War. East Germany was under communist and Soviet control from its founding as the German Democratic Republic (DDR) in 1949 and ceased to exist following German reunification in 1990. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) ***BOTTOM IMAGE*** GERMANY - OCTOBER 26: On October 26, 1961, at the East-West border of Berlin in the Friedrichstrasse section, Russian and American tanks have positioned themselves face to face to show their strength. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)



In this composite image a comparison has been made between Berlin in the 1960s (BOTTOM) and Berlin now in 2014. ***TOP IMAGE*** BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 3: In the colour photo above tourists and tourist buses pass by the Brandenburg Gate on April 3, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. In the black and white photo a sign reads: 'Attention! You are NOW leaving West Berlin!' across from the Berlin Wall at the same location on August 1, 1962. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive via Getty Images) The city of Berlin will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this year. The Wall, built by the communist authorities of East Berlin, divided the city between 1961 and 1989 and became the iconic symbol on the Cold War. East Germany was under communist and Soviet control from its founding as the German Democratic Republic (DDR) in 1949 and ceased to exist following German reunification in 1990. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) ***BOTTOM IMAGE*** A sign outside the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall reading 'Attention! You are now leaving West Berlin'. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)



In this composite image a comparison has been made between Berlin in the 1960s (BOTTOM) and Berlin now in 2014. ***TOP IMAGE*** BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: In the colour photo above a young couple cross the street near the Berlin Wall memorial (R) at Bernauer Strasse on February 25, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. In the black and white photo people in West Berlin look at the newly-erected Berlin Wall at the same location sometime in 1961 or 1962. (Photo by Imagno/Hulton Archive via Getty Images) The city of Berlin will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this year. The Wall, built by the communist authorities of East Berlin, divided the city between 1961 and 1989 and became the iconic symbol on the Cold War. East Germany was under communist and Soviet control from its founding as the German Democratic Republic (DDR) in 1949 and ceased to exist following German reunification in 1990. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) ***BOTTOM IMAGE*** GERMANY - JANUARY 01: People from West Berlin looking to East Berlin at Bernauer Strasse. Photography. Germany. 1961/62. (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images) [Westberliner schauen an der Bernauer Strasse ueber die Berliner Mauer nach Ost Berlin. Photographie. Deutschland. 1961/62.]


In this composite image a comparison has been made between Berlin in the 1960s (BOTTOM) and Berlin now in 2014. ***TOP IMAGE*** BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 20: In the colour photo above visitors walk next to a still-standing portion of the former Berlin Wall at the Topographies des Terrors memorial on March 20, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. In the black and white photo a sign reads: 'Whoever Attacks Us Will Be Destroyed' next to East German soldiers and workers next to the Berlin Wall at the same location sometime in 1962. (Photo by Unidentified Author/Defot Echtes/Alinari via Getty Images) The city of Berlin will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this year. The Wall, built by the communist authorities of East Berlin, divided the city between 1961 and 1989 and became the iconic symbol on the Cold War. East Germany was under communist and Soviet control from its founding as the German Democratic Republic (DDR) in 1949 and ceased to exist following German reunification in 1990. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) ***BOTTOM IMAGE*** GERMANY - CIRCA 1962: The Berlin Wall in the neighborhood of Wilhelmstrasse, with military vehicles, workers, and uniformed persons. - Date of Photo: 1962 ca. (Photo by Unidentified Author/Defot Echtes/Alinari via Getty Images)


In this composite image a comparison has been made between Berlin in the 1960s (BOTTOM) and Berlin now in 2014. ***TOP IMAGE*** BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: In the colour photo above a man walks a dog past the memorial to the Church of Reconciliation, which was demolished by East Berlin authorities to make way for a widening of the Berlin Wall, in Bernauer Strasse on February 25, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. In the black and white photo people in West Berlin look at an early version of the Berlin Wall in front of the church at the same location sometime in 1961 or 1962. (Photo by Imagno/Hulton Archive via Getty Images) The city of Berlin will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this year. The Wall, built by the communist authorities of East Berlin, divided the city between 1961 and 1989 and became the iconic symbol on the Cold War. East Germany was under communist and Soviet control from its founding as the German Democratic Republic (DDR) in 1949 and ceased to exist following German reunification in 1990. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) ***BOTTOM IMAGE*** GERMANY - JANUARY 01: People at the Berlin Wall in front of the church of reconciliation. Photopgrahy. Germany. 1961/62. (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images) [Westberliner vor der Berliner Mauer bei der Versoehnungskirche in der Bernauer Strasse. Photographie. Deutschland. 1961/62.]


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