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The Berlin Wall – Don McCullin’s Lost Negatives - LightBox. West Berliners look over a portion of the wall during its construction, Aug East berlin soldiers looking back.

Mãe e filha separadas pelo Muro de Berlim, foto de 1961.

Antigone Not originally published in LIFE. A woman, foreground, who had escaped to West Berlin, speaks to her mother — who is still in East Berlin — in August (Stan Wayman—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Berlin im August 1961 Die Stadt wird durch die Mauer geteilt und Menschen im Sowjetsektor nutzen spontan die letzte Gelegenheit zur Flucht in den Westteil Berlins

Berlin im August 1961 Die Stadt wird durch die Mauer geteilt und Menschen im Sowjetsektor nutzen spontan die letzte Gelegenheit zur Flucht in den Westteil Berlins

Berlin Wall... a good model for the Donald's Mexican Wall. Hope ours will be as pretty as theirs.

Günter Zint Olaf plays with his football beside the Berlin Wall Bernauer Strasse, West Berlin, circa From Zintstoff: 50 Jahre Deutsche Geschichte

Un grupo de jóvenes celebran la caída del muro de Berlín. 1989

Alegría por la caída del muro de Berlín

I, I will be king Yo, yo seré rey And you, you will be queen Y tú, tú serás re.

Two West Berlin policemen with their new American rapid fire rifles on duty with a snowman on Christmas Day in front of the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate, 25th December 1961.

Two West Berlin policemen with their new American rapid fire rifles on duty with a snowman on Christmas Day in front of the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin December 1961

August 13, 1961: Construction Begins on the Berlin Wall  On this day in 1961, Berliners woke to find their city and their lives cut in two by a wall of barbed wire and concrete blocks. Ordinary citizens found themselves caught in the extraordinary politics of the Cold War, as it was almost impossible to flee East Germany.   East German Combat Groups of the Working Class close the border on August 13, 1961 in preparation of the Berlin Wall construction

East German Combat Groups of the Working Class close the border on 13 August 1961 in preparation of the Berlin Wall construction

West German showing his son the other side of the wall, January 1961

A West German man lifts his son to give him a view of the other side of the Berlin Wall, 1961

mensen durven niet meer naar de andere kant ook al zit er nog geen muur. Want dat hebben ze kans dat ze dood worden geschoten, dus ze kijken alleen als ze iemand van hun familie leden zien.

The Berlin Wall - Don McCullin's Lost Negatives

- West Berlin, GDR - Children playing near a portion of the Berlin Wall at the time of its construction, Friedrichstrasse near Checkpoint Charlie, - Photo by Don McCullin—Contact Press Image

Berlin Wall Built (1961): Just past midnight during the night of August 12-13, 1961, East German soldiers and construction workers headed to the border of West and East Berlin. While most Berliners were sleeping, the workers quickly constructed a barrier made of concrete posts and barbed wire along the border.  When Berliners did finally wake, they found themselves stuck on whichever side of the border they had fallen asleep on.

Berlin 1961 Berlin Wall Berlin Wall at Zimmerstrasse/Markgrafenstrasse West Berliners watching over the Wall to the East (c) 2001 Heiko Burkhardt

Berlin Wall Potsdamer Platz, 61 - a Streetcar to Nowhere  (c) 2001 Heiko Burkhardt, dailysoft.com

Berlin Wall Potsdamer Platz, 61 - a Streetcar to Nowhere (c) 2001 Heiko…

Life around The Berlin Wall in the 1960s

A barricade erected by the East German authorities to strengthen the existing barriers dividing East and West Berlin. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images).

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