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Monday, 13 August, 2001, 14:18 GMT 15:18 UK
In pictures: The Berlin Wall 40 years on
Berlin is a city of protests and bitter memories on the 40th anniversary of the building of its most famous wall.


A crowd in front of the wall
Many protested against East Germany's former Communist Party, the PDS

Man peers through crack in the wall
Others preferred solitude and silent reflection

Gerhard Schroeder lays a wreath
Chancellor Schroeder has given the green light for his SPD party to form a coalition with the PDS in Berlin

Protestor being arrested
This man was arrested for tearing up a wreath laid by the PDS

Peter Fechter's body
Peter Fechter was one of about 250 people killed trying to cross the wall

A woman lays wreaths at the Berlin Wall on Potsdamer Street
Only small sections of the wall remain today

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The BBC's Rob Broomby
reports from Berlin
See also:

12 Aug 01 | Europe
Timeline: Berlin Wall
09 Nov 99 | Iron Curtain
Ten years on, disillusionment
14 Jan 00 | Europe
East German leader jailed
09 Nov 99 | World
Sights and sounds of 1989
09 Nov 99 | Europe
Memories from the Wall
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