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Building the Berlin Wall 1961: Berliners wake to divided city

Troops in East Germany seal off the border between East and West Berlin, shutting off the escape route for thousands of refugees from the East.


Red Guards line up in front of a portrait of Chairman Mao in Peking 1966: China announces Cultural Revolution
China announces plans for a "new leap forward" after the first meeting in four years of the Communist Party's Central Committee.

Injured policeman 1977: Violent clashes at NF march
More than 200 protesters are arrested after demonstrations in Lewisham against a National Front march.

Harefield Hospital,  Middlesex 1985: Heart-lung transplant makes history
A three-year-old boy from Dublin becomes the world's youngest heart and lung transplant patient.

Prince Charles 1991: Prince quits in museum design row
The Prince of Wales resigns as the patron of Scotland's national museum over a competition to design a new building.

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