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At the border, 1962

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: July 25, 2017

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
West Berlin, May, 1962: "Meeting my ride" is a daily ritual for countless workers around the world, but in this case the process required the woman in the car to drive through a phalanx of heavily-armed communist guards to get to her passenger. When the Berlin Wall (in the background) went up the previous August, it shut down a daily flow of some 60,000 East Berliners to their jobs in the western sector of the city.
 

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