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ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY

Checkpoint Charlie, 1961

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 28, 2017

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Berlin, September, 1961: An American MP halts a Soviet armored vehicle in a routine procedure at Checkpoint Charlie, the best-known crossing point between East and West Berlin during the years of the Berlin Wall. The vehicle was part of a convoy bringing guards to the Soviet War Memorial, located near the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin.
 

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